Our partnership with Google tracking Syria's defectors

Al Jazeera Media Network did not collaborate with Google or the US state department in tracking Syria's defectors.

by
    Our partnership with Google tracking Syria's defectors

    Doha, Qatar - In July 2012, Al Jazeera Media Network was approached by Google Ideas to collaborate on a project on Syria using data and visualisation tools.

    This resulted in our data journalists and technologists working together with teams from Google to produce Tracking Syria's Defectors, published in 2012.

    Al Jazeera works regularly with technology giants to come up with innovative ways to present information, facts and stories to our audiences, and this project was one example.

    Al Jazeera is proud of the journalism behind the project, especially because it was - and still is - difficult for journalists to get solid information out of Syria.

    Our researchers worked with organisations around the world to present the most accurate information about the people who had defected from the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the time.

    In no way was Al Jazeera directly or indirectly involved in the dialogue between Google and the US state department in relation to this project and the motives behind it.


    More on Al Jazeera's in-depth coverage of Syria's Civil War


    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR



    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.