European Science-Media Hub will use Truly Media to monitor scientific publications
We are honoured to announce that the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH), operating under the responsibility of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by a team within the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), is now using Truly Media in order to provide evidence-based information and better science communication to all.
Vitalba Crivello, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services, pointed out the significance of having enhanced media monitoring and media intelligence tools for the ESMH to follow the most popular topics in the field of science and technology on different platforms: magazines, newspapers and social media.
In addition , Theo Karapiperis, Head of the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA), stressed the fact that Truly Media will be an ideal complement to the IT toolbox used by the ESMH to fulfil its mission of making evidence-based information available to journalists, other media and citizens about new scientific developments and scientific topics that attract media attention, and assisting them in identifying and tackling disinformation.
With Truly Media, media professionals as well as human rights organizations can exploit a set of advanced digital tools for verifying news (text, images or videos) as they are shared directly in social media, in real time, allowing their users to cooperate across organisational boundaries, time zones and geographic regions. In addition to Truly Media being used by broadcasters and media organisations, this collaborative platform, developed and provided by Athens Technology Center (ATC) and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international public service broadcaster,
- has been selected by Amnesty International to document human rights violations by verifying or debunking digital media items
- has won the Public’s Award in the 2017 Innovation Radar competition.
In the light of the above new contract with the European Science Media Hub, Yiannis Kliafas, ATC’s General Manager stated: “Truly Media incorporates ATC’s 15+ years of experience in the media and news industry. We are more than proud of this new partnership, mainly because it solidifies our active role to support the EU’s strategic effort to fight disinformation, following similar initiatives we also take part in, like the European Observatory for fighting Disinformation and the WeVerify project”.
How can scientists, policymakers and journalists work better together in order to tackle misinformation and provide evidence-based information for people?
The European Science-Media Hub creates a network among policymakers, scientists and media involving science, academia, educational and research entities, and professional associations of journalists and scientists.