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Portuguese translation of the Verification Handbook released

2 July 2014 | PROJECT NEWS


In cooperation with Paradox Zero, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht is releasing a Portuguese translation of its Verification Handbook.

The Verification Handbook provides different techniques for verifying UGC and various detailed case studies, for times of crises when big amounts of user-generated content are created and it is imperative to have verification methods at hand to determine truthful sources and the validity of UGC items. The Handbook includes the expertise of journalists and practitioners from renowned media and humanitarian organizations, such as BBC, The Guardian, Amnesty International, ABC, The Poynter Institute, GigaOM, the Qatar Foundation’s Computing research Institute (QCRI), the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, OpenStreetMap, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) or WITNESS.

With the release of the Portuguese version, and thereby the first official translation since the release of the Verification Handbook itself, the Handbook aims to expands its reach to a broader audience for more opportunities in the fields of academia, local organizations and civil society such as law enforcement.

The translated version was produced in an effort between the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Paradox Zero in collaboration with Luísa Ferreira, Paulo Rebêlo and Moreno Osorio. Published on Tuesday 1 July 2014, the Portuguese translation is available online as PDF, Kindle and EPUB versions.


About Paradox Zero

Paradox Zero specializes in communication and digital strategies and embedded technologies for small and medium companies. It is located both in Brasilia and Recife, within the neighborhood of Brazil’s biggest tech park “Porto Digital”.

For more information in Portuguese, contact:

Rafaela Morais
Tel: +55 (61) 4042-3280 // (81) 3019-3811 // (81) 9753-4200

Paulo Rebêlo
Tel: +55 (11) 3280-4139 // (81) 3019-3811 // (81) 9363-9779

For more information in English, 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.