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Inside Iran’s digital revolution

With improved technological capacity and booming social media through Instagram and Telegram, Iran is in the midst of a digital revolution.  

Damian Radcliffe | October 02, 2017

Following its own success, Spain’s Politibot moves to help other outlets build chatbots

“Problems news organizations will run into, we’ve run into before, we can help them with that, and we can hopefully help them get the same retention and engagement we did.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | July 28, 2017

Challenges to watch out for when building a news bot

With more news outlets experimenting with chat bots to deliver the news, journalist Eduardo Suarez discusses the challenges behind building Politibot, a bot delivering Spanish-language news via Telegram.

Elyssa Pachico | November 01, 2016

CPJ notes security risks for Iranian journalists using Telegram

In Iran, mobile messaging app Telegram is a popular tool for sharing information. However, the Commitee to Protect Journalists finds this platform could pose risks for Iran’s journalists.

Sam Berkhead | June 14, 2016

What Twitter’s algorithm update means for journalists

Understanding Twitter’s new timeline, the challenges of global data journalism and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 12, 2016