In many areas of the world it is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous for foreign journalists and filmmakers to gain access and cover stories as they unfold. Today, thanks to user-generated content these stories no longer remain unreported. With pressure to bring viewers the news as it is happening, is there enough time to verify the material? How does this uncorroborated footage affect the contract with the viewer? This panel will address the technology and the techniques used today, looking at how content is verified, and how you can empower people to tell their own stories and distribute it to local and international communities.