p2pnet view P2P | Freedom:- With Anonymous online activists galvanizing people initially in Tunisia and, more recently, further afield into confrontations with the despots who’ve held them in thrall for so many decades, the Arabic TV news network Al Jazeera says its new Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU) “aims to mobilize its audience”.
Almost exactly two years ago it made some of its news video material available for use by TV, web sites and “other users” under a Creative Commons license.
Now it’s doing a WikiLeaks, inviting people in the Arab world and elsewhere to “submit all forms of content (documents, photos, audio & video clips, as well as ‘story tips’) for editorial review and, if merited, online broadcast and transmission on our English and Arabic-language broadcasts.”
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We believe that this initiative will allow Al Jazeera’s supporters to shine light on notable and newsworthy government and corporate activities which might otherwise go unreported.
From human rights to poverty to official corruption, AJTU will fairly evaluate and pursue all leads and content submitted, without geographical, political, cultural, or religious bias.
All submitted content is subjected to a rigorous vetting and authentication process that encompasses respect for individual privacy, contextualization, and fierce adherence to our tradecraft commitment of “journalism of depth.”
Al Jazeera has also gone to great lengths to protect the identities of our sources. Files will be uploaded and stored on our secure servers, and accessed only by journalists working for the Al Jazeera Transparency Unit.
For more information about how to upload files, and the security measures in place to protect your identity, click here.
As part of the project, Al Jazeera says it’s released nearly 2,000 internal documents, “minutes, e-mails, memos and more”, from a decade of negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.
“You can search our database for key words, or browse the papers by dates, locations and participants”, it says.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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