Athens Technology Center (ATC) is honored to announce that Amnesty International is now using Truly Media during its everyday operations, in order to verify information related to human rights violations.
Mrs. Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Director pointed out the positive experience during testing the platform: “In partnership with leading universities around the world, our Digital Verifications Corps has already put us at the vanguard of the digital revolution in human rights research. We are confident that our collaboration with Truly Media will take this crucial work to the next level.”
This partnership was formally announced during the STOA Annual Lecture 2017 in Brussels on November 21st by Wilfried Runde (DW) and Yannis Kliafas (ATC).
STOA Head of Unit, Greek MEP Eva Kaili, mentioned: “Truly Media is an impressive tool that helps journalists and human rights organizations to fight misinformation. It is great that European Research funding has been a trigger and helped to create such a promising platform. I also believe that politics can benefit from using new technologies to prevent a reputation crisis in elections around the world. “
With Truly Media, media professionals, as well as human rights organizations, can exploit a set of advanced digital tools for verifying news (whether text, images, or videos) as they are shared directly in social media, in real-time, allowing their people to cooperate across the globe.
As Yiannis Kliafas, ATC’s General Manager stated: “Truly Media incorporates ATC’s 15+ years of experience in the media field news. We applied state of the art technologies and worked with journalists – including DW – and representatives of human rights organizations to develop and test the platform. Truly Media has already been integrated with newsasset, ATC’s cloud based editorial, digital asset management & multichannel publishing platform.”
DW Director Peter Limbourg welcomed the fact that the new software platform can support human rights organizations in their important work: “Truly Media supports the detection of misinformation and manipulations online, and does so in an efficient way. Developing Truly Media is proof of DW’s capabilities for innovative solutions in this domain, too. The fact that Amnesty International will be using the platform makes us proud, and it proves that there is a real demand for Truly Media.“
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Athens Technology Center (ATC) designs, develops and supports innovative technology solutions for news agencies and news organizations globally for over 20 years. Truly Media is an integrated web application for content verification, co-developed by ATC (Greece) and Deutsche Welle (Germany). It builds on work carried out in EC co-funded research projects, in particular REVEAL, as well as on support by Google´s Digital News Initiative.