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Trushar Barot
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Assistant Editor, User Generated Content and Social Media hub, BBC Newsroom
Assistant Editor, User Generated Content and Social Media hub, BBC Newsroom

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Can instant messaging apps provide a new engagement and distribution model for News? That's what I'm currently working on - more info in the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/Will-Indian-election-coverage-via-WhatsApp-get-the-users-votes

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Post I've written for the BBC Editor's Blog explaining what I'm up to for the next few weeks, researching chat apps and the future of news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-editors-25961589

This will be an invaluable resource for many journos - a comprehensive (and free to download) guide on social media verification: http://verificationhandbook.com/book/

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At the Frontline Club tonight on a panel to talk about the Changing Face of News Gathering
+Storyful News Ed +Malachy Browne will be teaming up with ONR moderator +Brown Moses, the BBC's Trushar Barot (@Trushar), @_videre's head of ops &@richardpendry tonight to discuss social news gathering, verification, and empowerment. Watch live online from 7pm http://ow.ly/sNmcB 

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Anyone come across this video and might have an idea of where/when it was taken? Appears to show Egyptian police shooting civilians - although difficult to tell what's going on off camera to the right ‫أخطر فيديو بالثوره المصريه دليل على الجريمه المتكامله ضد المتظاهرين IN Egypt

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I'll be on this Google+ hangout panel with the UN at 2.30pm GMT today
Hangout with UN #HumanRights  chief Navi Pillay on Human Rights Day!

On Human Rights Day, 10 December, at 3:30 pm CET, we will host the final Google+ Hangout of our “Make Your #VoiceCount” Hangout series with UN human rights chief Navi #Pillay.
The discussion will be about inclusion and everybody’s right to participate in public life, the theme of this year’s Human Rights Day. 

Leave a comment with your views and questions or send them via Twitter @UNrightswire using #AskRights or for UN human rights chief Navi Pillay and others to address during the Hangout!

Take part in the conversation and make your own Voice Count now! http://bit.ly/W9dn0F

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If you're interested in digital trends, this is a pretty essential slideshow briefing from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-digital-slides-2012-11#-15

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Is it possible to divorce Google? Interesting feature on the BBC News website that's doing well 
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