Citizen journalism

Citizen journalism is becoming more prevalent and would appear to be going from strength to strength. The quality and abundance of camera phones is a huge contributor to this, now everyone has instant access to recording an event. Mark Little during his speech in DCU actually commented that phones now have the resolution of the 1990’s RTE television cameras.

An example of this is the riots in Iran after the controversial elections, the government banned foreign media due to the controversy and how it would hamper their international reputation. This was bypassed by plenty of protestors and broadcast over the internet for the world to see how Iran and its military treated people with the idea of democracy.

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