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Open-source investigations : using Internet for citizen journalism

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Oct 27th at 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM


Mozilla Fellow + Awardees 
Web Literacy 


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Investigation based on open-source information available online has largely increased over the past years. It is now possible to crowd-source investigation work. We think it is a great opportunity to develop citizen journalism, independently or in collaboration with professional journalists.

In this session, participants will do online investigation on a real-life investigation shared by a partner journalist. The session will start with an introduction about tools and methods for open-source investigation and a presentation of the case. Then participants will break off into groups and investigate on the case, brainstorm their findings within the group and share them with everyone through a collective pad.

This is a Learning Forum session.

Cover image by Ron Mader under CC BY 2.0 licence.