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4 free digital tools for newsrooms

Pushing for more innovative storytelling can be challenging for newsrooms, especially when there isn’t enough time or resources. However, there are plenty of free digital tools that can help journalists introduce data visualizations and other, more creative ways of telling stories. ICFJ Google Fellow Irshad Daftari and IndiaSpend Edit Assistant ...

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Debunking fake photos: How journalists and readers can ensure authenticity

Photographs are more than just an aesthetic element. They help us tell better stories. Photos can provide information, such as documentation of newsworthy events to proof of scientific discoveries to evidence of the horrific effects of war, natural disaster and the like. Stories with photos more quickly catch audiences’ attention. Photos are processed quickly, and they ...

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How the Middle East uses social media: 5 key trends

Six years after the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East, the region continues to feel ramifications from this turbulent period. The pioneering work conducted by Andy Carvin during this time ushered in a new era of social media newsgathering, with Carvin notably harnessing Twitter as a source ...

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Facebook out to read minds

At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type. The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled on Wednesday projects aimed at allowing users to use their minds to type messages or their skin to hear words. “Speech is essentially a compression algorithm, and ...

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UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

Investigative journalists rely on whistleblowers and confidential sources a great deal when seeking to expose corruption and abuses of power. But in the digital age, what legal safeguards exist to protect the privacy of journalists and their sources? How can we prevent these frameworks from deteriorating as press freedom declines ...

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Endorsed new version of the penal code including article 308

The Cabinet on Sunday endorsed a new version of the Penal Code, inserting provisions that “would curb crime and enforce” the state’s authority. At a joint press conference held with Minister of Justice BassamTalhouni, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani said the bill “contributes social tools ...

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Radio presenters break Guinness World Record for longest live talk show by a team

Two radio presenters in Jordan have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest live radio show performed by a team, staying on the air for 61 continuous hours. Breaking the record set by a 60-hour talk show performed by a Russian group in 2015, Jordanian actor and director Amjad ...

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MPs urge gov’t to follow up on case of detained journalist

    MPs on Tuesday called on the government to follow up on the case of journalist Tayseer Al Najjar, who is reportedly detained in the UAE. In a memorandum they submitted to the Lower House’s secretariat, 52 lawmakers called on the government to contact the UAE to “uncover the ...

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45 satellite TV channels broadcast from Jordan

  The number of satellite television channels broadcasting from Jordan reached 45 at the end of 2015, according to Jordan Media Commission Director Amjad Qadi.   Of these satellite channels, more than 20 are owned by Jordanian investors, while the rest are owned by Arab investors from different countries, including ...

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Rawwash Represented Daem in AMF15

Rama Rawash Ceo Deputy of Daem for media participated in Arab Media Forum and Arab Journalism Award which was held in Dubai on May 12 to 13, 2015 with the participation of media in 2000 from various Arab countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Riasth Emirates Prime Minister ...

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