A Journalist’s Guide to Eyewitness Media & Copyright Law – from FirstDraft News

This article was written by Sam Dubberley, founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and manager of Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps. It was published in FirstDraft News, December 2016.

Eyewitness media (videos, photographs and audio clips captured by individuals at the scene of a news event) has become critical to how stories are discovered and reported. News organisations have used eyewitness media in the aftermath of nearly every major news event of the past decade and many newsrooms now have dedicated teams or specialists focused on the monitoring and verification of content shared online…..Full article

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