In Odesa Crisis Media Center was held training for journalists by the director of “Institute post-informational society”, the adviser of the Minister of Information Policy Dmytro Zolotukhin.
Within a few hours an expert told how to effectively search for information for investigative journalism, using open sources, which, according to Dmytro Zolotukhin recently is extremely important: now deliberately spreading false information, a lot of fakes, which have great resonance and are a tool for informational war.
– I talk about techniques to find information from public sources for the regional press, bloggers, to maximize the search result information about what is happening in Ukraine, the conflicts that make officials at the regional level. To each person, using the Internet and spending effort might find information to protect against fraud and in terms of the political realities in Ukraine, and in terms of the impact of the information that we constantly feel in recent years from Russian side – shared Dmytro Zolotukhin.
Similar training already took place in Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk, until the end of the year it is planned to hold them in Mariupol and Mykolaiv as key points of Ukraine. In general, in the program there are more than 12 cities across the country. It will also set up a training video that anyone could get acquainted with these techniques.
– We want to maintain contact with all the participants of training to create a community that would be able to exchange good practice, case studies, how have been disclosed some stories. It is important that journalists cannot just copy-paste the news, but actually used the technique to find out who spread the news, who is the source of what the purpose and motive – emphasized the specialist.