BBC Releases First Interactive Video Surrounding Islamic State Situation in Iraq

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The BBC has released its first interactive news video which includes maps, graphics, a live-stream and more to explain the rise of the Islamic State, a militant group assaulting the people of north-western Iraq.

Said visual journalism editor Amanda Farnsworth to, "When a big story breaks, how can we do something that has real visual impact but turn it around much more quickly than we normally can in an online environment? We've got many different answers to this question and this is one of the answers."

Read the full story here and see the interactive video here.