[Imc-uk-network] Indymedia and 'citizen journalism', was Re: Citizen Journalism toolkit
shiar at riseup.net
Mon Mar 19 06:30:21 PDT 2007
I was gonna comment or give my personal opinion on the use of the term
"citizen journalism", then I looked at the Wikipedia article on
the topic. The last paragraph kinda sums up what I wanted to say. What's
[in square brackets] are my additions.
"Others criticise the concept of 'citizen journalism' and its relation to
the concept of the nation-state [and representative democracy]. The fact
that many millions of people are considered stateless and often without
citizenship limits the concept to those recognised only by governments
[the same could be said of refugees and migrants]. Additionally, the very
global nature of many participatory media initiatives, such as the
Independent Media Center, makes talking of journalism in relation to a
particular nation-state largely redundant. Some additional names given to
the concept based on this analysis are "grassroots", 'people's',
'bottom-up' or 'participatory journalism'."
On Sun, March 18, 2007 11:47 am, zoe wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Becky Faith" <becky at tacticaltech.org>
> To: <basebox-team at lists.ngoinabox.org>; <av-team-pt at lists.ngoinabox.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 6:04 PM
> Subject: [Basebox-team] Citizen Journalism toolkit
>> Hi all
>> My name is Becky Faith and I've joined Tactical
>> Tech after 5 years of working as production manager for an NGO called
>> Fahamu, who produce a newsletter called Pambazuka News. I live in
>> Brighton, UK.
>> I'm project managing the Citizen Journalism Toolkit which is
>> basically a further development on from the work that has been done on
>> the existing Tactical Tech toolkits.
>> We've selected some open source software tools that will be useful
>> for 'citizen journalists', activists and NGO workers in their human
>> rights and advocacy work. We're producing some hands on guides which
>> will be software manuals and how to guides which will help people make
>> effective strategic choices about the media they are using.
>> We're looking for people to review what we're doing and it would be
>> great if any of you guys either wanted to offer some time over the next
>> few months or had any brilliant ideas about people to contact.
>> looking forward to hearing from you!
>> all the best
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