Eyewitness images and networked verification in the war in Ukraine: Empowering journalists for a new information environment
University of Jyväskylä, Aleksi Knuutila, PhD
The project focuses on eyewitness images captured by non-professional sources during the war in Ukraine. Such images provide crucial insights into the war as they document events that are off-limits to professional journalists. The project will study which actors wield influence by transforming eyewitness images into visual evidence and how they are incorporated into news. It will also produce a search tool for Telegram to help journalists verify and contextualise visual material from Ukraine.