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NewsCheck is a Chrome extension that prompts you to work through a verification checklist and then allows others to see how you authenticated an image or video.
A quick reference guide to help you identify the who, where, when and why of any eyewitness video
A quick reference guide to help you identify the who, where, when and why of any eyewitness photos
Our latest report aims to clear up confusion around copyright law and highlight pitfalls news organisations should avoid.
First Draft's debut handbook establishes standards for using eyewitness media
Do you find newsworthy videos are often deleted before you get a chance to verify them and use them in your reporting? Video Vault might be your new best friend
So you want to be an online investigator? OSINT expert Eliot Higgins shares his advice for getting started in the world of open-source information
Learn language and location tricks when reporting on Arabic-speaking regions with this guide from Tom Trewinnard
Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so here are some tools to find and verify footage for news
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