New report makes four suggestions for foster global "citzen journalism"
The Center for International Media Assistance released on Thurs., Dec. 16 the report: "By the People: The Rise of Citizen Journalism," by Eugene Meyer, a veteran journalist and former Washington Post reporter. The 34-page report takes a global perspective and makes four recommendations:
- Funders should promote digital medial literacy and support educational and training efforts for citizen journalists, especially in emerging democracies and where authoritarian regimes rule.
- "Citizen journalism" should be defined to include blogs and opinion pieces in nations "where merely to raise questions is to challenge authority."
- Funders should support data-driven research on citizen journalism in order to make focused decisions with lasting impact.
- Increase support of "citizen journalism" in conflict areas, despite the obstacles.
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