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The Trust Network

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Concept for a service platform for MICT International

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The Trust Network

  1. 1. The Trust Network A correspondents.org initiative
  2. 2. Transition from state-owned media to privately owned media
  3. 3. In Media We Trust. Edelman Trust Barometer, 2012
  4. 4. JeffreyGhannam: SocialMediaintheArabWorld: LeadinguptotheUprisingsof 2011,CIMA/NED2011
  5. 5. Egyptians (43%) are the most likely to say they trust the international media more than their national media. Egyptians are among the most likely to have turned away from a media source due to a loss of trust, with 40 percent reporting having done so. 61 percent agree that the media is too focused on Western values and concerns. BBC/Reuters/Media Center Poll: Trust in the Media, 2006
  6. 6. Toby Mendel: Political and Media Transitions in Egypt: A Snapshot of Media Policy and Regulatory Environment, Internews 2011
  7. 7. The revolutions are about transparency, accountability, and freedom of expression, not just media freedom, yet they present an opportunity to improve work that has already been done in the field of media development Natasha Tynes, International Center for Journalists, The Legal Enabling Environment for Independent Media in Libya and Tunisia, CIMA/Internews, 2011
  8. 8. Media development organizations and donors must look at a more platform- neutral future to create a continuum from the oldest journalism professional to the youngest journalist in training Drusilla Menaker (IREX), The Legal Enabling Environment for Independent Media in Libya and Tunisia, CIMA/Internews, 2011 so that traditional platforms are combinedwith newer digital media
  9. 9. No distinction between reporting and advocacy exists in the Jamal Dajani, Internews Challenges for Independent Media in a Post-Gaddafi Libya, CIMA/NED, 2011 New players lack journalism skills as well as an understanding of professional ethics Libyan media. and the role the media plays in a democratic society
  10. 10. Why should users trust correspondents.org? Non-partisan editorial policy High quality journalism Local network and expertise Transparency in reporting Excellence in background research Cooperation with local (media) partners Increase media accountability
  11. 11. Transparency in reporting A “web of trust“ between journalists, editors, and mentors Disclosure of political affiliations Attribution and protection of sources Credibility scoring (“flattr“)
  12. 12. Excellence in background research Establish and maintain a network of experts Define a process of contestation „Suggest an expert“ polls for readers Internal expertise scoring (“flattr“)
  13. 13. Cooperation with local (media) partners Guest bloggers, reporters columnists, etc. Providers of data, e.g. OpenGov Multimedia and social media workshops Providers of peer-to-peer services, e.g. meedan.net
  14. 14. Technologies Examples Cooperations
  15. 15. Increase media accountability Set standards for responsible reporting Provide context along with content Offer spin detection and fact checking as a service Lead by example, hold others accountable and engage in public discussion about media legislation
  16. 16. Expert overview Homepage Expert profile Join us User registration Account management Expert management Query management External user management Login/register box Contact form Public website Restricted (registered users only) Backend

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