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För att du i fortsättningen ska kunna använda appen Melodikrysset i P4 behöver du nu ladda ned en ny version. Gör du detta kommer du precis som tidigare ...
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Rory Byrne

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Oren Yakobovich’s organization equips local activists with technology and training to safely capture evidence.
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Rory Byrne

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We are doing a two part series about operational security issues and what journalists can learn from the Sean Penn and "El Chapo" case. Hopefully it will be useful to some of the people here.
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Chiara Signoria

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Does anyone know whether this is confirmed?
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/there-is-no-eu-solution-to-climate-change-as-long-as-ttip-exists-a6763641.html
There is not much else going on in the media (... What a surprise)

It would be a major attack to #democracy  and to  #humanity . Instead of committing to take action against #climatechange , they are defending #trade  over us and #planetearth      
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Rachael Kennedy
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We've been trying to verify the authenticity of the following video, allegedly showing the hanging of a pro-Russian soldier and his heavily pregnant wife by soldiers of Ukraine's Donbas battalion. We're pretty sceptical for a number of reasons, but we were wondering if anyone else has been looking into this too? WARNING: video is of a graphic nature. +Derek Bowler +Eliza Mackintosh +Joe Galvin +James Miller 
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This video shows you how to use a harness to convincingly fake hang someone. It's even easier if you use one rope, but just hide the harness with the head-bags: https://revision3.com/filmriot/hangman
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Gibran Ashraf
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This video is being described as the mass funeral for victim's of Friday's IS suicide bomb attack on a Saudi mosque - can any one confirm?

https://twitter.com/Hayder_alKhoei/status/602956180210786304/video/1
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Gibran Ashraf
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You guys probably have seen this - a news site is claiming that a Turkish couple uploaded this footage of when the Nepal earthquake struck - looks to be near Durbar square

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpWZeZi2aqw

Original article: http://on.ryot.org/1OFPY30
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The birds flying up reminds me of the big one in Santa Cruz (initially 7.1, downgraded to 6.9; Oct 17, 1989 @ 5:04pm; I was 1 mile from the epicenter).  Birds immediately took off and were everywhere... And they continued to take off and fly around buildings each time there was an aftershock.  Really creepy.
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Madeleine Bair

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We're searching for new citizen/activist videos from #WesternSahara. A contact there shared with us recently: There are daily protests in the occupied territory, with the upcoming vote at the UN at the end of the month. The city of Smara is on fire, though no-one seems to be noticing. Just a couple of days ago a human rights delegation, including people from the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, were attacked in Laayoune as they were visiting Aminatou Haidar and had to take refuge... The news blackout is tremendous and the extent to which Morocco has blocked information is tremendous.  Equipe Media and the Sahrawi Center for Media and Communication are potential sources for news and videos. 
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There is a call for protest 1 May (http://mapnr.blogspot.ca/2015/04/blog-post_964.html+Khalil Asmar or +Fred Henri may know more, and how to obtain video
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Is the community dead? What is the reason there hasn't been any meaningful requests for information verification for months?
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I too found the group extremely helpful. Its work has been discussed in several books and scholastic articles too. There's absolutely a need here that was met, but clearly almost nothing is happening here, so there must be underlying problems with either the concept or the execution.
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Rory Byrne

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Hi there, we are following up our earlier blog with the second part of our series about Sean Penn and the "El Chapo" case. In this piece, we examine the operational security issues that journalists can learn related to travel, accommodation, counter-surveillance and meetings.

https://medium.com/@roryireland/sean-penn-and-el-chapo-operational-security-errors-part-2-64b6289a2d50#.r5x25mcy3

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Rory Byrne

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to drop a post and say that our organisation, Security First (www.secfirst.org) has just launched Umbrella - a free, open source, Android app to help journalists and activists manage their digital and physical security on the move.

Built by media, NGO, human rights and technology security professionals. The lessons give you simple, practical advice on what to do and what tools to do it with – covering everything from sending a secure email to conducting physical counter-surveillance. You can choose your level of ability or type of protection needed and get answers that reflect your needs. Users can mark, customise and share simple checklists for quick reminders. It also has a series of security information feeds from places like the UN and Centers for Disease Control to keep you updated on the move.

It’s free, open source and available to download on Android from here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.secfirst.umbrella

Hope it's useful to you all, especially those freelancers etc who don't benefit from having a dedicated security training/management system in the field.

Thanks,
Rory
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We will put it in the F-Droid store as soon as possible also.
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Rob McDonagh

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Hi all,

Rob here from Storyful.

As part of YouTube Newswire, we've opened up a collaborative playlist where users can submit videos for consideration. We're interested in seeing newsworthy UGC, news footage (without voice-over, preferably), or entertaining viral video. Storyful journalists will then take a look and vet submissions, with the possibility of posting them to the Newswire homepage and tweeting to followers (now at 32k, and growing).

If you want to take a look and contribute, please click the link here, click "Continue" on the blue banner that appears at the top, and then "Add videos". 

Hope to hear from you,
Rob
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Good images from Nablus. We're contacting the photographer to see if he's ok for us to use them. https://www.facebook.com/QudsN/videos/1018567814886786/
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Gibran Ashraf
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For those interested - Chinese military launched a propaganda video today showing off a few shiny toys including carrier operations including take offs; take off and flight of its F-22 raptor copy (based on designs it allegedly stole) the X-20, along with what looks eerily close to predator drones and AIM-20 missiles in addition to other military capability. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJiK_t1BqyA

cc +James Miller
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Gibran Ashraf
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In today's #Bestof2012 feature, E. Tammy Kim revisits the site of the Rodney King riots, asking residents and shopowners about healing, rebuilding, and remaining in infamous South Central, now "South LA":

"'What do you remember about the riots?' I asked.

'Which ones?' she said, reminding me of her age and the 1965 riots in Watts. And then, before I could answer, she replied, 'The fires, the fires.'"

http://www.guernicamag.com/features/south-l-a-twenty-years-later/
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I remember South Central riots - lived through them in LA. Scary. Worse than the big Northridge earthquake. 
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Liss Nup
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"News" of Fidel Castro's death was tweeted from a Twitter account that is just one day old. Happily, most Twitter users weren't born yesterday and caught on pretty fast.
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Joe Galvin
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Widely-shared video showing #NepalQuake  hitting swimming pool an old video from #Mexico  in 2010. See details here: https://twitter.com/Joey_Galvin/status/592580850178469889
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