The impact from the failed coup d’état in Turkey 2016, was felt in Turkey and beyond. Many travelers were left stranded without viable information. A terrifying prospect, as there was a high military presence, and clashes in the streets. The advice given for travelers is to monitor local media. This is usually good advice for travelers; however, what should travelers do when the media environment is considered not free? Not only that, what should travelers do when local media is shutdown, and social media is blocked?
Mobile apps, such as Safeture, cover this pitfall. When travelers were unable access viable information due the media shutdown, Safeture was able to keep travelers updated with real-time alerts.
Travelers are always advised to stay up-to-date with political situations, weather changes, and civil society before going abroad. Safeture’s solutions were able to provide information to our users without relying on local media sources. Plus, provide current updates on the political situation in Turkey.
In the information age it can be too easy to rely on traditional forms of media, and to forget about the importance of diversifying information sources. GWS has a goal to provide the right information at the right time. We aim to keep travelers safe and ultimately save lives.
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