How virtual reality journalism is transforming storytelling and creating empathy

12 Jun 2020

The transportive nature of virtual reality can take us out of our bedroom and into someone else’s across the globe. We can turn between their walls, walk through their communities, explore the setting of their story. While entertaining, certainly (and especially in times of quarantine), this medium is not for naught in terms of empathy either. How better to understand someone than to walk in their shoes?

In this session at GLF Bonn 2020, we hear from Viktorija Mickute of Al Jazeera’s CONTRAST VR, discussing creation and narrative of The Disappearing Oasis about drought, food and water in Morocco.