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French translation of the Verification Handbook released

30 April 2015 | PRESS RELEASE


On Thursday 30 April 2015, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) released a French translation of its Verification Handbook. The translated version was produced in partnership with the Code for Africa, a non-profit organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya, with the financial support by the Open Society Foundation’s Independent Journalism. The release is made at the occasion of the News Impact Summit on the theme “Future of User Engagement for News” in Paris.

Following the four language versions, namely Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish and Ukrainian, this is the fifth official translation since the release of the Verification Handbook, which provides step-by-step guidelines for both journalists and aid responders on how to handle user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. The French version is now made available via the following URL:
Other translations including Chinese, Turkis, Greek and Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian (BSC) will be made available as well. For more information, sign up via for updates.

About Code for Africa (, it is an initiative driven and co-funded by grassroots citizen organizations and the mass media. It is focused primarily on building civic technology capacity within civil society and the watchdog media.
For more information about the Verification Handbook, please contact: 
Rina Tsubaki

Tel: +31 43 325 40 30

Verification Handbook
The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.