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Exiled media’s role in defending human rights

Is it possible for journalists to campaign on human rights issues and retain their editorial integrity? Are they able to remain objective and impartial when political change is viewed as essential?

Reagan shot - Daily Mail, March 31, 1981 - image by Media Helping Media and released under Creative Commons.
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From cutting up newspapers to curating links

The story about the woman who collected boxes of old newspapers marking world events reminded me of the days before the internet when a journalist’s research depended on what they had filed away.

Defenders' Days 2013 Flipboard Magazine uploaded by Media Helping Media
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How to publish an instant magazine from a live event

The new Flipboard magazine function is an amazing free tool that enables anyone to produce a tablet and smartphone record of an event, as it happens, by just tapping a finger.

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How to give quotes a life of their own

I am experimenting with the social media sharing tool QUOTE.fm which lets you select a quote from an online article, save it, comment on it, share it, embed it and give it a whole new life.

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Respecting copyright when curating content

Anyone curating content, whether using Storify, Pinterest, Tumblr or any other sharing site, must check the copyright small print first.

Fruit seller on the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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A tour of old Dhaka with a beat journalist

Just had an amazing two hours walking round old Dhaka and going out on a row boat dodging barges, ferries and ships on the Buriganga River. 

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Testing Podcastomatic – turn your blog into a podcast

Podcastomatic is a free online tool for converting your blog into a podcast read by a robot. It seems to work well but there are a number of things that need fixing.

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Kiva lending team for Media Helping Media

I’ve set up a lending team on Kiva, the organisation that arranges microfinance loans to help small businesses in areas where money is scarce.  All net income from the Google ads running on this blog and our main site is loaned via Kiva. 

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Editorial content collaboration with Spundge

I’ve just added Spundge to The Social Media Kitbag For Journalists after reading about how it was being used by newspaper journalists in the UK. It looks like a powerful tool for editorial collaboration. 

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Testing the timeline mapping tool Meograph

I’ve been playing with Meograph, the free tool for creating interactive timelines, and it could be the answer for journalists who want to create news reviews or track an event to embed and share.