Make sense of the global web

Meedan builds digital tools for global journalism and translation. We are a team of designers, technologists and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media. With commercial, media and university partners, we support research, curriculum development, and new forms of digital storytelling.

Our Work

Verify breaking news online

Check combines smart checklists, workflow integrations, and intuitive design to make digital newsgathering an efficient and collaborative process. Invite your team and online community in a secure environment to work together to validate breaking news content. Then, quickly show the work to your audience on social media or your news site.

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Translate the global web

Bridge helps communities translate, annotate, share, and source the most compelling global content on social media. Starting with a pilot with the National Geographic Society and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk project, the product aims to support a team of translators with tools like glossaries and translation memories.

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Our Latest

We maintain two Medium channels, where we share the latest news about our verification and language initiatives.

Meedan Updates

Verification, global journalism and Meedan activities
Pop-Up Newsroom awarded RJI “Institutional” Fellowship 2018-04-11 breaking-news journalism media integration with Check 2018-03-19 journalism
End of year thoughts 2018-03-14 journalism apocalypse fake-news
Assigning Tasks and Media Items on Check 2018-02-26 productivity
Internet Archive Integration 2018-02-22 journalism
Keep Archiving on Check 2018-02-13 social-media
How Syrian Archive use open source investigation to support accountability in Syria 2018-02-02 syria journalism war-crimes

Words About Words

Thoughts on language and the global internet
Mobile Translation for Refugees 2017-06-16 translation refugees
Bridge for Crisis: A New Twitter Account for Refugee Audiences 2017-03-28 social-media refugees translation
Arab Social Media Roundup: Reflections and Lessons Learned 2016-08-22 journalism arabic news
Meet a Bridge Translator: Melisa Garcia aka “Mel the Poet” 2016-07-14 2016-election translation social-media
We Translated #RightsCon to Spanish and Arabic 2016-05-03 twitter social-media translation
We’re Translating RightsCon to Spanish and Arabic 2016-03-24 rightscon social-media twitter
Dipping into the Internet as a Digital Fixer 2016-03-18 social-medi journalism translation

Our Supporters

Since 2006, Meedan has worked with a network of extraordinary sponsors, clients, and partners.

Meedan is a hybrid nonprofit/for-profit organization. We share code, people, offices, and values across two companies. is a registered 501(c) 3 established in 2006 that works on non-commercial projects to support global journalism and help nonprofits extend their translation efforts. Meedan Labs is a for-profit spun off in 2014 to develop software for collaborative social media translation for commercial projects.

Contact Us

  • San Francisco

    1355 Market, Suite 488

    San Francisco, CA 94103


  • Vancouver

    300-422 Richards Street

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Canada, V6B 2Z4

  • Salvador

    Rua Marechal Floriano, 28 - Sala 302

    CEP 41.110-010

    Salvador - Bahia - Brazil