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Posts on ‘July 30th, 2007’

Citizen Media in Times of Crisis

Sanjana Hattotuwa (ICT4Peace): Citizen Journalism and humanitarian aid: Bane or boon? The deep-rooted power of politicians in rigid social structures, casteism, a clientelist political architecture, rampant nepotism and corruption, among others, temper the progressive social transformation promised by the New Media and Citizen Journalism in particular. Scalability is another problem – projects that show great […]

A Positive Financial Signal for Citizen Journalism

Globe and Mail (Toronto): NowPublic nixes takeover bids, lands financing., a leading “citizen journalism” site based in Vancouver announced today that it has closed a $10.6-million (U.S.) round of financing from venture capital groups in the U.S. and Canada, after turning down several offers to acquire the company outright Yes, there have been setbacks […]