Citizen Journalism: Iranian Green Revolution
This bit looks into the importance of citizen journalism in Iran's 2009 Green Revolution and how information was shared with the world.
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Role of a Citizen Journalist
I believe that citizens should hold their leaders to account in every country, no matter how free or censored the press is. In countries such as the United States, certain issues may never reach the mainstream media (which is largely owned by big private enterprises who are often close to governm...
During the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (2007), where people, monks and students alike took the streets to protest against the military rule, a couple of undercover journalist filmed the events and smuggled the recordings to Thailand. This was the only access to information about the events tha...
This section related to the topic on "Citizen Journalism: Iranian Green Revolution" which poses two questions for consideration. Question 1: The role is different for the citizen's journalist because s/he has to find alternative mediums and informal channels of communication to ensure the key...
Reliability of Social Media
The Iranian government has continued to tighten its grip on media coverage. But images that were unseen beyond the streets, were being distributed to the International press through proxy servers. This shows the importance and practicality of social media in today's world.