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Meet us @ Digital Media Asia 2018

When: 07-08 November 2018

Where: The Mira Hong Kong, Hong Kong ­čçş­čç░

What is it?
Digital Media Asia is Asia’s largest digital media conference addressing digital revenue, technology, and innovation. The three day event brings together media executives and experts not only from the region, but from across the globe. Comprising a conference, a technology and services expo, the 9th Asian Digital Media Awards and several masterclasses, the event provides valuable case studies, best practices and key takeaways for editorial and strategic decision-making.

Date

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Meet us @ ContentAsia Summit 2018

When: 28-29 August 2018
Where: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

What is it?
Launched in 2009, the ContentAsia Summit focuses on all the issues impacting AsiaÔÇÖs content industry. Its core mission: to create a dedicated space to talk face-to-face about the content ecosystem and the innovation and strategies driving media and entertainment companies in an increasingly connected universe.

Date

Friday, August 24th, 2018

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DW Research & Cooperation Projects 2017: Our Year in Journo Tech

Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.

Date

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

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Digital verification: Sharing experiences and know-how with the United Nations

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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been focusing on ICT applications to support human rights work for some time. Over the past years, the office undertook a number of initiatives and activities in partnership with experts and relevant organizations in this area. Throughout, it became obvious that there is a clear need for human rights investigators to be equipped with special digital tools: Tools that allow for the collection, storing, analysis, tagging and browsing of digital images in order to detect and document human rights violations.

Date

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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Amnesty International will use Truly Media to fight misinformation

The Research and Cooperation Projects team at DW is delighted to announce that Amnesty International will be the first external customer of Truly Media, our collaborative verification platform developed together with Athens Technology Center (ATC).

Date

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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Meet us at News Xchange

Impression from News Xchange 2015, Berlin

When: 15-16 November 2017

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What is it?
The organisers label News Xchange as “the news industry’s most provocative and most insightful experience.” It brings together news executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from around the world with experts from other fields such as scientists, artists and thought leaders.

Date

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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Truly Media Beta has crossed the finishing line

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After 15 months of development, with around 15 people involved and about 15 organizations testing it and providing feedback, Truly Media is finally entering the commercial market. The Google DNI project, formerly known as Verify Media and carried about by DWÔÇÖs Research & Cooperations Projects (DW Innovation) and ATCÔÇÖs iLab, has come to a successful end. The result of all this effort is a commercial verification platform that allows journalists to aggregate and verify User-Generated-Content (UGC) in real-time. A key asset: all this can be done collaboratively.

Date

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

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Truly Media tackles fake news ahead of German elections

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German Press Agency dpa and BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk), which is part of the ARD network of public service broadcasters, will use Truly Media to aggregate and verify UGC for their coverage about German federal elections in September. “We are using Truly Media to verify eyewitness content following the latest trends in technology. This helps us standardise and document all our verification efforts in a harmonised way across editorial departments”, says Stefan Primbs, Head of Social Listening and Verification at BR.

Date

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Supporting Video Verification with InVID

The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos

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One of the research projects in which we are involved is InVID ÔÇô ‘In Video Veritas’. The project, running from 2016 until the end of 2018, deals with various aspects of video verification. This includes investigating legal aspects, supporting rights clearance processes, and above all the development and testing of tools and modules that support and part-automate the verification of videos.

Half-way into the project’s duration, the project is pleased that first results can be made available to the public and, in particular, the verification community.

Date

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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REVEAL Workshop Review & Resources

On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATCÔÇÖs iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media.┬á

Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!

Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop

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The day started off with a keynote by┬áSam Dubberley, co-founder of┬áEyewitness Media Hub┬áand former Head of the┬áEurovisionÔÇÖs News Exchange.

Date

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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