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Creative Commons Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia. June 29 - July 1. …

Creative Commons Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia. June 29 - July 1.
http://nawaat.org/portail/2011/06/28/3rd-creative-commons-arab-regional-meeting-tunisia/

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  • - And then we used twittr to make contact with the activists, bloggers and citizen journalists- in Egypt we had cameras on the ground - they were vital in telling the story - but at times, it was the activists that were vital to getting the story out
  • - verification - ethics- tricks to help journalists
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    • 1. Bilal Randeree - @bilalr
      Online Producer, Al Jazeera
      bilal.randeree@gmail.com
    • 2. Citizen journalism - from the other side
    • 3. Journalist at Al Jazeera
      Rely on technology, internet and emails, phone-calls and social media, etc -
      To both find the story AND tell the story
      Flickr: Mohamed Nanabhay
    • 4. Access & Amplification
    • 5. #sidibouzid
    • 6.
    • 7. Citizen Journalism vs UGC
      Citizen Journalism= UGC ?
      Citizen Journalism > or < UGC
      Citizen Journalism/UGC + Professional Journalism = Better product
    • 8.
    • 9. Community!
      online and offline
      • Provide content
      • 10. Enhance stories
      • 11. Sometimes useful, sometimes not
      • 12. Never news itself.
    • Online tools to use
      • Twitter
      • 13. Curation
      • 14. Quick, immediate
      • 15. Rocks in one hand, phone in the other
      • 16. Dotting RT’s & crossing you @’s
      • 17. Links to tweets
    • Twitter
       Seesmic- mobile & web
       Tweetdeck, hootsuite, etc
      Social flow – automated, intelligent..
    • 18. Keepstream
      bookmark tweets
      add captions - context
      good tool for looking back
      enhance stories
      Embed into piece with context
    • 19. Storify
      @AJStream – stream.aljazeera.com
       Dipity
      easy tool to create timeline of content
      Simile Timeline
      For advanced users who understand coding
    • 20. Mapping
      Crowdsourcing - ushahidi.
      mapping with location information
       - with pics, using Flickr or automatic data from smartphones
       - with tweets, if users turn location on
    • 21. Images
      UGC - need images/video of significant events - get content of not very NB events
       - Flickr - good search feature, yet its still hard to find good, recent images
       Creative Commons
       Create groups - gather images around a certain event in one place
       Twitter forimages/video- twitpic, Yfrog, Moby
    • 22. Videos
      youtube - better than facebook
      easy to embed - and also embed at a certain point &start=
       splicd, dailymotion, vimeo, viddler, 
       audioboo- very useful, quicker format, great for breaking news. We used extensively in Egypt, with our own reporters - has location data as well
       Skype & Live mobile video -Qik, Bambuser, Kyte
    • 23. Videos
      youtube - better than facebook
      easy to embed - and also embed at a certain point &start=
       splicd, dailymotion, vimeo, viddler, 
       audioboo- very useful, quicker format, great for breaking news. We used extensively in Egypt, with our own reporters - has location data as well
       Skype & Live mobile video -Qik, Bambuser, Kyte