Author Archives: EJC

Boko Haram ‘Massacre’ Image Fake

November 6th, 2014 | by EJC

A graphic image circulating on Facebook and Twitter is said to show the badly charred bodies of 375 Christians murdered by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. Researchers at Africa Check investigate


New Drone Antenna Expands Wi-Fi Range For Disaster-Struck Areas

November 4th, 2014 | by EJC

Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles). Nick Lavars shows how these figures represent a marked improvement on existing solutions and could lead to new forms of wireless communication


Framing The Ebola Epidemic

October 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.


The Ethics Of Sensor Journalism: Community, Privacy, And Control

October 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Revelations about both commercial tracking and government surveillance have sparked a contentious national debate about our fundamental rights regarding privacy and security. Meanwhile, community participation in the journalism process has blurred the lines between news professionals and the audience. It is into this public uncertainty and ambiguity that sensor journalism emerges


Journalists Stand For Election In Ukraine

October 9th, 2014 | by EJC

A record number of journalists in Ukraine are planning to stand for parliament in the country’s forthcoming election, saying that “transforming the system from within” will be more effective than simply criticising politicians. But public reaction to the news that at least 12 journalists have joined election lists, has been mixed


Satellite Images As Proof

September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth


UAV/Aerial Video Of Gaza Destruction

September 25th, 2014 | by EJC

Media Town, a Palestinian-based production company, flew their DJI Phantom2 quadcopter with a GoPro Hero+3 camera over Gaza City’s eastern suburb of Al-Shejaiya just a few days ago, Patrick Meier examines the results



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