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citizen journalism

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(Journalism & Publishing) the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, esp in blogs and other websites
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Thematic areas include, but are not limited to, interpreting in conflict zones, citizen media, brokering and mediating, the ethics of translation, the sound and image of power, manipulation and censorship, gender politics, translating religions, and translating democracy.
The latter requires a supportive infrastructure - free people and secure spaces (especially online) and independent citizen media and strong social movements and economic resources and civil society organisations--, the Declaration indicates, while stressing the need to accelerate the organisation of municipal elections, the establishment of local power, fight against corruption and promotion of transparency.
Eric Carvin, social media editor at The Associated Press, and Mandyjenkins, managing editor at Digital First Media, discussed the key issues behind verifying the accuracy of citizen media, ethical challenges, and tools that they use for newsgathering and source building.
org/legal-guide) Citizen Media Law Project details the various statutes about the illegality of taking and displaying images of voting ballots.
The funding campaign to ensure that Mosireen, the media collective in Cairo that supports citizen media, could stay independent reached fever pitch in its last day.
Teenagers unwarily retweeting or re-posting libellous material on social media could bear the full force of the law, according to Noemi Dado, a prominent Manila blogger who edits a citizen media site called Blog Watch.
Some specific areas examined include blogs as a source of democratic deliberation, citizen media and political conflict in Thailand, blogging among estranged and questioning Hasidim, the motivations of Latin American bloggers, and the First Amendment's impact on bloggers.
It included questions about citizen media consumption, media attitudes, political attitudes and political efficacy.
But aggregators can reduce those risks in several ways, as suggested by the 2010 paper "The Rise of the News Aggregator: Legal Implications and Best Practices," by the Citizen Media Law Project out of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society To protect themselves, aggregators should use only the parts of the original story that are needed to identify the story or make a point, wrote Kimberley Isbell, the paper's author.
Message from a Syrian army officer One can't substantiate or confirm reports from the Syria sphere at this time as much of the news reported is by people and citizen media who are taking their life into their own hands by speaking out at all.
This is important because it ends the possibility of content being blocked on spurious grounds, something writer and citizen media pioneer Dan Gillmor has been banging the drum about for some time.
Chicago lawyers Julie Bauer and Lindsay Beyer were local counsel on the amicus brief for the Citizen Media Law Project of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
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