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Greek translation of the Verification Handbook released

18 June 2015 | PRESS RELEASE


On Wednesday 17 June 2015, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) released a Greek translation of its Verification Handbook in partnership with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The translation efforts were led and managed by Andreas Veglis of the Media Informatics Lab, the School of Journalism & MMC at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Charalampos Bratsas of the Web of Science postgraduate program at the Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Greek Chapter.

The handbook provides step-by-step guidelines on how to verify user-generated content (UGC) during breaking news. Since the launch of the English edition, it received more than 50,000 downloads and is now widely read by news journalists, aid responders, and other stakeholders from all around the world.

The Greek version is now made available via the following URL:

Other translations including Chinese, Turkish, and Serbian-Bosnian-Croatian (BSC) will be made available. For more information, sign up via


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.