boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

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boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform


14 September 2017


Knowledgemotion, the London-based company behind boclips the world’s largest video library exclusively for education, today welcomes three trusted news sources onto the boclips platform. Video reports and the latest news from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, a division of News Corp, and Singapore Press Holdings is now available to license for education, further bolstering boclips’ Century of Video News collection which provides a much-needed antidote in the current climate of fake news.

With today’s backdrop of alternative facts, the responsibility falls on educators to provide students with trusted sources and a safe space to develop critical reading skills. Fake news has started appearing in students’ homework, cited as fact, and educators must teach pupils how to think critically and analyze what they see. boclips’ Century of Video News is a comprehensive solution for publishers, governments, school districts and online learning platforms looking for a source of reliable reports, providing a single gateway to content from sources all around the world. Updated daily with integrated API feeds, boclips allows education providers to simply incorporate topic-relevant news clips into their digital courseware or give a school or University access to the full collection of news sources, all ad-free, curriculum-tagged and rights-ready.

PBS NewsHour, anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast.

For the last seven years, Storyful has built the technology and expertise that news and media organizations rely on to gather and accurately report the news every day. Our technology processes billions of data points and our global team of journalists verify and validate the user-generated content that drives the global news agenda.

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, commented: “The addition of three of the largest and most respected global news sources confirms the boclips platform as the number one destination for education providers looking for accurate, current and objective news content. The in-depth coverage from PBS NewsHour and the diversity of Storyful’s User-Generated Content, is a perfect complement for the teaching of media literacy and critical thinking, while the global reach of Singapore Press Holdings further enriches the collection on boclips.”

boclips now represents and licenses content from fifteen news sources from around the world, from 1895 to the present day. This invites a global opportunity for students to compare and contrast news reports and explore how current and historical events are depicted in different regions and from different sides. The depth of the boclips library allows users to follow a single story across videos from Asia, the US, the UK, Europe and the Middle East as well as international User-Generated Content. The addition of content from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, and Singapore Press Holdings raises the authority and diversity of the collection, making boclips’ Century of Video News a compelling resource for educators worldwide.




Notes to Editors


For further information please contact:

David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) –

Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) –


About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Founded in 2013, boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.


About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.


About Storyful

Storyful, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS, NWSA; ASX:NWS, NWSLV), is the world leader in discovering, verifying and acquiring the compelling and relevant user-generated video our partners need to tell stories that matter to their audiences. Storyful combines world class journalism with industry-leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and provide the on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH’s latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.
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boclips partners with Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Iesha Learning

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boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, is happy to announce partnerships with two new content providers.

The highly respected Egyptian publishing house, Nahdet Misr Publishing House, has provided over 300 Arabic language animated educational videos, approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Education, covering Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Religious Education and English. Zoe Moore, Content Director, states – “In representing Nahdet Misr, boclips extends its offering of videos from the Middle East and Arabic language content, and we are delighted the videos are coming from a source that is so respected by the Egyptian Ministry of Education.”

boclips also welcomes Iesha Learning. Iesha Learning has a fun, interactive digitised curriculum on sexuality and gender aimed at the pre-teen audience. Nilima Achwal, founder of the company, has commented: “Iesha Learning’s fun, colorful videos on puberty and adolescence help pre-teens enter their teenage years with confidence, positive attitudes and even change-making behavior to help their peers and create a better world.”




For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155


Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum. Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

Do We Miss Trust?

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Media awareness is at its highest. At any point in the day you can find a deluge of news reports and clips across any platform. While we can condemn the restricted closed-network of the North Korean media, constrained to one official outlet, we must be willing to look critically at our own western media. Thanks to our portable devices, everywhere we go we have access to, or are unwillingly exposed to, media stories, images and videos. We are flooded by news content on every online platform. We may celebrate this open-access gateway to worldly up-to-date headlines, but what does this exposure really do for us?


Does knowing more, make us care more?


In fact we are becoming a generation of apathetic sceptics. Our ability to look at news stories and graphic content of civil war in Yemen or bombs in Syria and move on or scroll down to something else – whilst perhaps commenting that it is probably fake anyway – is staggering. Far from being moved by the suffering around the world, that we can see around the clock, we are becoming numb to it.


In this era of fake news seeing is certainly not believing. We are exposed to vast swathes of information but come away little more informed than before. Not only is over-exposure making us blind to the content, but our vision is tainted by our own distrust. We like to believe that it is not us being taken in by all the fake news, and we don’t doubt our own ability to sort the truths from the falsities, but in doing so we don’t take in the content more critically, or filter our sources more thoughtfully, instead we maintain a constant level of scepticism which dulls any content we see, regardless of its accuracy. Throwing a blanket of scepticism across all sources protects us from being drawn in by ‘fake news’ but it also distances us from the truth in reliable reports.


The history of trust in the media is spattered with peaks and troughs, nearly 63% Americans still distrust the media’s account of JFK’s assassination. The ritual of the news hour is dying and with it any reverence for the media. Gallup first surveyed Americans’ trust in the media in 1972, when Richard Nixon was president and the U.S. was bombing Vietnam, and it reached its peak in 1976 with 72% of Americans having ‘a great deal/fair amount’ of trust in the mass media. Ultimately the new climate of news fueled by click-bait headlines and ‘viral’ stories has devalued the truth. Stories are lauded for high engagement rather than in-depth research and accurate reporting. Sadly the distrust in the media is even more keenly apparent in the younger generation; in 2016 only 26% of Americans aged 19 to 49 had ‘a great deal/fair amount’ of trust in the mass media.


We need to re-build Millennials’ trust in the media. Having grown it to be a powerful tool, allowing up-to-date access to events across the world almost instantaneously, we do not want it to be taken for granted or put on the same level as the other blogs and videos on Facebook, made with little or no research. Schools are bringing in programmes to teach students to be more media literate and to exercise a level of critical thinking when reading articles or watching news clips, an important skill in this climate; but in the meantime we can give students access to up-to-date video news from trusted sources around the world, in a self-contained space where we can all let our sceptical guards down.