The Eyewitness platform is an open source Faceb00k Messenger bot and management interface designed to let news organisations create their own bot that distributes stories and collects User Generated Content (UGC).

The project is co-funded by Code for Africa and Facebook.

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Funding issues

First off, an apology. When we pitched this project we intended to begin development sometime in spring and to have a working product out in the market by this point.

Unfortunately, the funding process meant Code for Africa weren’t able to provide all the money needed to complete this project and we didn’t want to risk delivering a product that wouldn’t adequately meet user needs. …


Tom Hewitson

Conversation designer & founder of labworks.io Previously @facebook and @gdsteam. Occasional posts about interesting things. www.tomhewitson.com

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