This is the blog site for the EyeSAFEMoJo: the Safe Witness Journalism Project, which will be looking at the new ideas for training and support of frontline media creators in repressive environments, for safe, secure communications, digital security, data gathering, and safety support for the following folks
citizen and professional journalists, especially human rights, civil resistance and human security journalists;
human rights defenders
environmental investigators and defenders
sexual violence defenders
and many more
The Safe Witness Journalism Project is also excited to be partnering with Blackphone by Silent Circle, as a easily deployable tool, and will be outlining the ways in which supporters can assist in our provision of this and other security support to where it is needed most.
EyeSAFEMoJo’s JournoTriage Process for Civil Resistance and Human Rights Journalism is a simple concept that adopts traditional newsroom story prioritisation, combining it with the highly effective and universal First Responder’s Mass Casualty Assessment tool.
Journalism Triage was borne out of a demonstrated need for a fast, unambiguous classification system for the urgency of raw data and field reports from journalists and sources during civil resistance and human security crises. Whilst similar to traditional colour coded news priority “slugs” in newsrooms, JournoTriage combines a material (Security, political, repressive, casualty, legality and impunity) conditions crisis assessment of standardised coding system that is understood immediately by journalists, human security, medics, counter-disaster and international agencies -instantly.
JournoTriage is designed to fit seamlessly and operate concomitantly with existing crisis classification systems, both from a human security and medical perspective, to enable the most effective prioritisation of both crisis and everyday coverage of crisis, human rights, civil resistance, peace and post conflict journalism.
JournoTriage: a Graduated Response Matrix for frontline journalism roles. Developed from a Conflict Zone Emergency Medical Triage System & adapted to journalism priorities in Civil Resistance & Repressive contexts.
Each colour code outlines specific material conditions required for increasing or decreasing levels of alert, prioritisation of content collection & delivery, whilst clearly informing those in the field of the caution level they must operate with.
The JournoTriage coding is currently being perfected for integration into Project FiveARM workflows, and is not yet finalised, however feedback is welcome to ensure robust coding.
At the moment, we are assessing whether newsroom adoption of this technology:
will be automated against source information received;
will be assessed manually in the field according to witness journalists;
or will be subject to a two way workflow where Editorial/HQ will verify conditions with multiple streams of incoming source data and field classification, and then issue the triage level through this.
The two-way workflow is being favoured currently to guard against “Crying Wolf” scenarios which sadly can occur, especially with citizen journalism.
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Background image in JournoTriage “Brain” used non-commercially: Injured protesters lie on the ground as Turkish riot police officers fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators gathered on the central Istoklal avenue near Taksim square in Istanbul, on May 31, 2014, as the police blocked access to the square during the one year anniversary of the Gezi park and Taksim square demonstrations. (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)