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citizen journalist

This citizen journalism app that lets you create the news and decide which story matters

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It is only fitting that the latest citizen journalist app, Signal, is coming right out of the Middle East, courtesy of Lebanese entrepreneur, Mark Malkoun. No area in the world has highlighted the effect of citizen journalism more effectively, this past year, than this region. In Syria, Bambuser videos were a source...
This citizen journalism app that lets you create the news and decide which story matters

Ustream outage due to DDoS aimed at citizen journalist

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State-sponsored hackers target streaming of anti-Putin protests with attack, Ustream says. [Read more]...
Ustream outage due to DDoS aimed at citizen journalist

Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

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Developing story: Ustream has sent out some details on the DDoS attack that is currently attacking its system — which was reported on earlier by GigaOm, along with another DDoS attack on Bambuser. A Ustream spokesperson says that the attacked is targeted on user “reggamortis1″, a prominent protestor’s live Ustream...
Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

Chinese Web giant Sina’s new citizen reporting platform pulled amid rumor of government interference

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We’ve seen plenty of efforts aimed at creating citizen news channels — the last few days alone saw Dabble and Signal launch — but Chinese Web giant Sina‘s effort to join the grouping cluster of news-gathering services has been the most curious yet. Earlier today Sina, which runs popular Twitter-like Sina...
Chinese Web giant Sina’s new citizen reporting platform pulled amid rumor of government interference

Meet Sarah Harrison, The Wikileaks Representative Traveling With Edward Snowden

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Russia's Interfax news agency reports that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is hanging out at the Russian airport, waiting for a flight to Cuba, and is accompanied a woman named Sarah Harrison. Harrison is the closest adviser to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of reams of classified U.S. government documents...
Meet Sarah Harrison, The Wikileaks Representative Traveling With Edward Snowden

Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

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Ustream.tv have been in contact to tell us they are currently under the largest DDOS attack they have ever experienced, apparently targeting one Russian user, Reggamortis1. Of course, Russia is yet again in the middle of another protests, timed to concur with the inauguration of returning Russian president Vladimir Putin,...
Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

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We’ve previously written that the death of the printing press doesn’t mean the death of the press. However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press. Back in November, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported a whopping 4m downloads of...
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm

Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

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This is a complex story that took a fair bit of reading to follow all the twists and turns. It involves the story of Bo Xilai, the a top Chinese politician at the heart of a somewhat crazy scandal in China that resulted in his ouster from the Communist Party,...
Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel

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Crack journalism is coming to the land of cat and Justin Bieber videos: YouTube is helping to launch a new channel with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIR). The new “I Files” channel will curate videos from sources such as The New York Times and Al Jazeera, in a attempt to bring...
YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel

The Anonymous Guy Behind Mitt Romney's Videotaped "47 Percent" Gaffe Going Public Tonight

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It was the "Clinton effect" that made the man, a worker at the Romney fundraiser, get out his camera. The man behind the devastating video that seriously hurt Mitt Romney's chances at the White House last year is to appear on TV tonight. The footage was obtained during a...
The Anonymous Guy Behind Mitt Romney's Videotaped "47 Percent" Gaffe Going Public Tonight
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@teacherdude: citizen journalist threatened by... the pros? WTF? http://ub0.cc/y9/8Y

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@teacherdude: citizen journalist threatened by... the pros? WTF? http://ub0.cc/y9/8Y
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow
Anonymous whistleblower fights to reveal the true cause of Israeli military deaths

Syrian live streamer killed after being watched by millions

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Syrian citizen journalist Rami Ahmad Alsayeed was killed by the country’s armed forces today, according to a blog post by live streaming provider Bambuser. Alsayeed was using Bambuser to report out of the besieged city of Homs, which has been under heavy attack for days. Some of his footage from...
Syrian live streamer killed after being watched by millions

Citizen journalist sues after NBCNews.com's Newsvine unit fails to pay $183 in ad revenue

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A Wisconsin woman has filed a lawsuit against NBCNews.com’s Newsvine unit, alleging that the company violated its terms-of-service agreement by failing to pay a percentage of ad revenue to users who posted content on the Web site. The woman, Kathleen Wilkes, of Dane County, Wisconsin alleges in the class action...
Citizen journalist sues after NBCNews.com's Newsvine unit fails to pay $183 in ad revenue

Journalism Is Dead, Long Live Journalism: Anonymous' News Site Launching Soon

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(Photo: Twitter) Back in April, the hacktivist collective Anonymous raised almost $55,000 to go towards building a news site that could extend its coverage of current events and breaking news beyond its popular Twitter account, which is followed by over a million people. Yesterday, more info about just what the...
Journalism Is Dead, Long Live Journalism: Anonymous' News Site Launching Soon

Study: Estonia, U.S. have most Internet freedom

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Estonian flag Residents of Estonia have the most freedom to do what they want on the Internet, with the U.S. ranking second among 47 countries examined by a group that pushes for democratic freedoms worldwide. However, residents of several countries have experienced attacks on bloggers, politically motivated surveillance, government...
Study: Estonia, U.S. have most Internet freedom

How Taiwan is bridging the digital divide

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Chatting to my former roommate this past week, she told me of her plans to apply for work with the global NGO Pragya. This “AWESOME” (in her words) organization is development on wheels; they bring various services to communities forgotten by the large scale development movement, originating in the high...
How Taiwan is bridging the digital divide
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