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
August 26th, 2015 | by EJC
Mohammed Asad Muhaisen is a photojournalist from Gaza, Palestine. He talks about capturing the hardship of daily life in conflict zones or refugee camps
February 13th, 2015 | by EJC
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture
October 30th, 2014 | by EJC
Helping Al Jazeera to solve international crime might one day be as simple as playing a game, Andrea Ayres Deets reports
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
December 19th, 2013 | by EJC
@Verdade, Mozambique's leading newspaper, was the first to use Citizen Desk 1.0 as they covered local elections on November 20. Douglas Arellanes explains how this tool can help make sure the electoral process is not abused.
October 7th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.
September 30th, 2013 | by EJC
About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.
July 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Personalisation is crucial when it comes to the use of social media . As Steve Buttry points out, journalists’ individual use can play an important role in finding sources, building trust through engaging with people, and increasing reach by sharing a newswire’s published contents