Basic verification training
5 - 7 August 2016


Location:
Baghdad

Lecturer:
Muhannad Munjeed

Genre:
Writing

Language:
Arabic

The Verifying Digital Sources series of workshops aims to enable journalists and media professionals to verify information sourced through social networks in their work. Participants will be trained in ‘data-mining’ – factual Internet research, as well as in the use of various tools to verify the results. In particular, participants will receive expert training on how to analyse IP addresses in e-mails, evaluate links in social media content, correlate image metadata and geographical information, as well as to verify the origins of image data using applications such as Tineye

The analysis of sources will be another key theme of the workshops. Participants will explore questions such as: For how long has a Twitter, Google+ or Facebook source existed? Are its followers known and reliable? At what times does the source post content about what kind of topics? Participants learn to use wayback machines to trace the development of a website, as well as to compare images from different sources and analyse the contents of images correctly.

Muhannad Munjeed, digital media consultant, is passionate about new technology in the fields of design, Internet, and social media. He brings a decade of experience in the fields of media, social media, marketing, and design.

Muhannad has led many trainings with MICT in Baghdad, which have helped build the communications capacity of NGOs and civil society organizations through training in social media strategy, digital verification and digital security.

He has conducted further training programs for USIP, INSM, and USAID-Tarabot on management and social media campaigns – conception to creation and execution and analysis.