WITNESS Joins First Draft’s New Partner Network

WITNESS is pleased to announce that it has joined First Draft’s new partner network.

First Draft News is a coalition formed in June 2015, which provides a platform for experts to share tips and tools to gather and verify eyewitness media. Its new partner network aims to expand “trust and truth in reporting information that emerges online.” The network bringing together major social network platforms as well as global newsrooms, and organizations to provide guidance, help shape policies, and provide resources and trainings to journalists and reporters using social media and the web.  

The partner network will work in conjunction with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to find ways to streamline the verification of eyewitness media as well as increase news literacy amongst its users.

Alongside WITNESS, partners of the network include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, CNN, ABC News (Australia), AJ+, ProPublica, European Journalism Centre, and Amnesty International and more.

To learn more about the network and for a full list of partners, visit firstdraftnews.com/partner-network.

To learn more about First Draft News, visit https://firstdraftnews.com/



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