09/23/2013 (press release: DPRi) // Iain Bruce
Streamworks International has partnered with the International Court of Justice on a groundbreaking project to make live proceedings from the Peace Palace available to users around the world.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the court’s foundation, and representing a major landmark in the democratisation of information, today’s special session – The ICJ in the Service of Peace and Justice – was streamed around the world in high definition and available on any device.
“The International Court of Justice is the focal point of the international community’s quest for truth, transparency and justice and from today, anyone with an IP connected device can have a front row seat at its proceedings. That’s a truly historic moment, and one that represents another step towards the realisation the internet’s incredible democratic potential,” said Streamworks CEO Ray Mia.
“As the live streaming utility underpinning the broadcast of the world’s most successful online commercial events, I believe Streamworks also has a public duty to deploy our technology in support of the effort to foster global peace and security, and we are proud to be part of such a significant initiative.”
Marking a historic chapter in the democratisation of information for the World Court – the only branch of the United Nations to reside outside its New York headquarters – technicians and staff from Streamworks installed their patented hardware within the listed Hague building a few weeks in advance of today’s panel discussions.
The debates, organised to celebrate the centenary of the institution’s foundation as a mechanism to help nation states avoid conflict, examined the past, present and future role of the UN’s principal judicial organ. Speakers included ICJ Judges, as well as the President of the European Court of Human Rights and various Professors of International Law from Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the UK.
Streamworks is a trusted specialist in delivering frontline breaking news, capturing decisive moments in video faster and more accurately than anyone else. Our proprietary technology allows us to provide real-time video at a reduced bandwidth of up to 30 percent, allowing our clients to rely on us to deliver content in as near to real-time as is possible – to any device, anywhere at any time. Recent highlights from the list of news content delivered around the world by Streamworks include the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.S. Presidential election, Syria’s civil war, the Leveson Inquiry and the clashes in Cairo.
Streamworks clients include AP, UN, YouTube, Ruptly/Russia Today, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Axel Springer Group, MSN, Ekstra Bladet, Nelonen, Dwango, WRC, LTA, MLG and The Metropolitan Police. For more information visit www.streamworksint.com
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