Another year is almost over. REVEAL, too, is nearing its formal end on 31 December 2016. For now, team REVEAL would like to wish all of you and your families a peaceful holiday season and all the very best for a healthy, happy and exciting 2017.
Dealing with and using content residing in social networks for newsgathering, reporting, opinion-forming, or business intelligence, is one thing. Legal aspects and implications are another matter. What is allowed (under which conditions), what isn’t? What are the rules and guidelines? And what is at stake? Here are some further thoughts on the matter by our legal experts from KU Leuven’s Centre for IT & IP Law.
The importance of user generated content (UGC) in journalism is growing relentlessly   . Smartphones have high quality cameras able to take excellent eyewitness images, record videos of events as they happen and even stream videos in real-time. Eyewitness media will often appear on Social Networks before any mention occurs on mainstream news channels.
From 13-15 June 2016 you can meet us at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany. We will be doing hands-on verification and demoing project outcomes over the course of the entire event. Plus: we will participate in a panel discussing various aspects of verification and user-generated content. Hope to see you there!