An experiment in WebCom this week. Parliamentary delegations are frequently accompanied by a press officer, but thus far we have had little success in arguing the case for a web editor to go along. Until now.
A delegation of six MEPs, led by Maltese Member Simon Busuttil arrived yesterday in Tunisia, and will, starting today, visit a series of refugee camps. Our guy is on the spot with the delegation and will tweet live throughout the day, occasionally adding some rough and ready photos as he goes along. The principal Twitter feed for this will be Europarl_FR, but the other editors back in Brussels will regularly pick up his tweets (not all of them, the rate he is going…) in other languages. I’ve just been checking, and there is a constant flow direct from meetings with refugees in the camp the delegation is currently visiting.
We will also publish daily updates with more written stories which will be sent to us each evening in a special focus on the website, and post material to the Facebook page. Decent internet connections permitting, we will post some higher quality photos to our Flickr page as well.
As I said, it’s an experiment, but we hope it will be an interesting and fruitful experience. We would really like feedback on what people think of this, so please leave comments if you have any.
A blog post from our man when he returns, I trust.