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Free image tool for boosting retweets

According to Twitter, adding an image to a tweet from a verified user increases the likelihood of a retweet by 35%. A free tool helps you create related images in minutes.

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Making images interactive and engaging

I’ve been experimenting with the free version of ThingLink, a tool for creating interactive assets which can be shared and embedded and which drive users deeper into a site.

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Free infographics feeding off live data

Rich infographics that used to require a skilled graphics artist, and which could take hours to create, can now be produced in minutes with free tools.

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The power of virtual mentoring and lecturing

A few days ago, between breakfast and lunch, I visited two countries in SE Asia and one in sub-saharan Africa, delivering lectures and offering media strategy support.

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Free legal guide for user-generated content

The team at n0tice.com has published guidelines designed to help publishers and broadcasters stay safe when managing content submitted by users.

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Journalism that informs, engages and empowers

Over the last few years I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful journalists at various regional TV and radio stations in Vietnam. As this phase of the project draws to a close, it’s time to reflect.

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Bhutan journalist released after seven years

Reporter Shanti Ram Acharya has walked free after seven years in a Bhutanese prison vowing to continue his work as a journalist.

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Ethical dilemma scenarios for journalists

Is there an ethical dilemma that you have faced in your journalism career which you could write about for Media Helping Media in order to help others?

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A little means a lot to developing media

Western funders should take a reality check when setting objectives for media interventions. Success should be measured on the ground and by local values.