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The EJC and De Persgroep partner for the RHoK Global hackathon on 1-2 June in Belgium

8 May 2013 | PRESS RELEASE


On 1-2 June 2013, the European Journalism Centre and De Persgroep, a leading media company in the Flemish/Dutch media landscape, will organise a hackathon as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Global events in Asse, Belgium.

Emergency Journalism, an initiative by the European Journalism Centre, focuses on bettering the newsroom information workflow during humanitarian crises. One of its core missions is to explore how technology could support journalists to quickly mine the relevant crowdsourced content when unexpected events such as shootings and extreme weather conditions threaten peoples’ lives.

At the hackathon, the organisers would like to create the foundation for a sustainable, open framework where news journalists can find the relevant news and social media contents in real-time. It will be a first step forward to establish a newsgathering/content-mining tool that can be used by various newsrooms, including small/medium-sized ones with limited resources.

For those interested in attending this hackathon, the registration is open at the RHoK Belgium website

For more information about Emergency Journalism and the hackathon, please contact Project Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Emergency Journalism
The objective of this initiative is to brings together news and resources necessary for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations. Featuring up-to-date digital tools varying from content curation tools to multi-layered live maps, the initiative supports media coverage of emergencies such as natural disasters and political conflicts.