Brian McNeil | 1 Dec 23:37 2011

Al Jazeera photos

Thanks to the work of a few GLAM people, Al Jazeera are now making their
flickr photostream available with a CC share-alike license.

Yes, that means Wikinews will be able to use them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aljazeeraenglish/sets/

I don't know if this will later extend to video footage, but it'll be
worth keeping an eye on their CC page.

http://cc.aljazeera.net/

Brian McNeil.
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bawolff | 4 Dec 00:10 2011
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Re: Al Jazeera photos

For reference, Commons already has a bot mass uploading them. See
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_from_Al_Jazeera ,
which apparently includes some videos
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mina_fly_over_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.ogv
, but mostly still images.

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On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Brian McNeil
<brian.mcneil <at> wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Thanks to the work of a few GLAM people, Al Jazeera are now making their
> flickr photostream available with a CC share-alike license.
>
> Yes, that means Wikinews will be able to use them.
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/aljazeeraenglish/sets/
>
> I don't know if this will later extend to video footage, but it'll be
> worth keeping an eye on their CC page.
>
> http://cc.aljazeera.net/
>
>
>
> Brian McNeil.
> --
> http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Brian_McNeil - Accredited Reporter.
> Facts don't cease to be facts, but news ceases to be news.
>
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Brian McNeil | 8 Dec 22:24 2011

Re: Al Jazeera photos

I've "spammed" this on-wiki:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikinews/en/wiki/Wikinews:Water_cooler/technical#Al_Jazeera_images_and_video

What Al Jazeera is offering is *not* to be sniffed at! Personally, I
would love if their "act of good faith" pays off. It's an extremely
shrewd move, but with some associated risks.

AP, Reuters, AFP, et-al, now have to deal with an upstart Mid-East-based
competitor who is *giving away* all but the cream of their photo/video
journalism work. It goes into relevant Wikipedia articles, a
million-and-one blogs, and proves that information=>knowledge=power.

Given my upbringing, I'd love to beat the BBC over the head with this
and force them to do the same. It, sadly, isn't about to happen.

I'll probably greatly upset some of my Wikinews colleagues on the
western side of the Atlantic, but I see a possibility of Wikinews
working with Al Jazeera. That provocative statement is based on the fact
that Al J. could readily put a few Western journalists in situations
where, alone, they'd get shot just for where they came from.

Geopolitical news of global importance comes from places which are
no-one's comfort zone. Wikinews should support people taking the risks
to go to such places by using their reportage.

Al Jazeera, you've followed the wiki axiom, "Be Bold". I sure as hell
hope it works out for you!

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