Verifying User Generated Content in Iran: A “Closed Country” Workshop

  • Friday, Oct 16 – 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
  • #ONA20
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Join this in-depth workshop from Voice of America to learn how its Extremism Watch Desk, VOA Persian Service and News Center editorial units — which are not permitted to operate within Iran — use open-source intelligence tools and online apps and apply situational and technical awareness to vet user-generated Iranian content.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists working remotely with sources within Iran or other closed countries
  • News leaders looking to build out their user-generated content verification capacities
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about reporting under extreme governmental restrictions and scrutiny