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How A Production Company Faked ‘Instagram Migrant’ Account

September 15th, 2015 | by EJC

An Instagram account purportedly documenting a migrant’s journey from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain began trending earlier this year after the Huffington Post shared a story about it. The account, which was in fact created by a Spanish production company, is emblematic of the hazards that come with taking what we see on social media at face value


How Can Hyperlapse Videography Be Used For Human Rights?

September 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Hyperlapse is a videography approach that combines timelapse with motion, often with a first-person perspective – so that in a matter of seconds we can find ourselves scooting through space and time. Sam Gregory looks at how it could be used for human rights reporting


Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art Of Personalizing Propaganda

September 1st, 2014 | by EJC

As we construct our online profiles based on what we already know, what we’re interested in, and what we’re recommended, social networks are perfectly designed to reinforce our existing beliefs. Gilad Lotan examines how this influences the coverage we are exposed to of the 2014 Gaza conflict.


Questioning, Not Answering: Photo-Journalism

June 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

If anything newsworthy happens at a remote location, the photos used are mostly taken by local correspondents. Sailendra Kharel examines photojournalism in Nepal and its role in the storytelling process.


How To Ditch Photo Metadata

January 30th, 2014 | by EJC

For any journalist protecting a source or reporting in dangerous environments, it is important to know how to remove geotagged metadata from photos. Lauren Kirchner provides step-by-step guidelines on how to hide data that could reveal sensitive locations



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