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Russian translation of the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting released

19 December 2016 | PRESS RELEASE


Russian translation of the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting released


19 December, 2016

On 19 December 2016, the European Journalism Centre officially launches the Russian translation of the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting. Following the English, Arabic, and Macedonian version, this is the fourth official language version of the companion handbook to the initial Verification Handbook that was released in 2014.

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

The handbook was translated thanks to the partnership and cooperation with the Press Development Institute-Siberia. “The Press Development Institute-Siberia gladly took part in the Russian translation of this handbook about the latest methods and technologies for seeking out and verifying information to be used in investigative journalism. I am sure that this book will provide invaluable assistance to those who read and write in Russian—from professional journalists and civic activists to bloggers and university journalism students. This guide covers the most important points: where and how to search, verify, and convincingly present indisputable proof about legal and human rights violations, wherever they might occur and however they might be hidden from the public.” says Victor Yukechev, the Director of the Press Development Institute-Siberia.

Other translation versions of the Verification Handbook and the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting can be accessed via

About the Press Development Institute-Siberia

The Press Development Institute-Siberia is a Russian non-profit organisation providing services to regional media and NGOs in the field of citizen journalism and public (journalists) investigations.


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.