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Due to the reach of the World Wide Web, these messages quickly went far beyond Egypt and eventually reached other countries, thus circumventing state owned media outlets that tried to pacify the ensuing revolution.
Citizen Journalism also touched our shores after phillip was here in 2010, Sony partnered with FIFA to start the Siyakhona initiative where young people in Khayelitsha and Alexandra were trained to become citizen video journalists and community activists.
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Our good friend Wikipedia says: “The concept of citizen journalism (also known as “public”, “participatory”, “democratic”), is based upon public citizens “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.” Now that we’ve found the official definition let’s explore this urban phenomenon in-depth. I don’t either but we’ve all probably either heard of it or at least read about it.
Remember the assassination of the 35th President of the United States John F. Abraham Zapruder, a Russian clothing manufacturer, recorded the entire 26.6 seconds event on a home-movie video camera and is often referred to as the godfather of citizen journalism.
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