By the People: The Role of Citizen Journalism in the Information Revolution

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By the People: The Role of Citizen Journalism in the Information Revolution' -- a Center for International Media Assistance panel discussion moderated by Adam Clayton Powell III with Dale Peskin of We Media; Jane Sasseen, author of "The video Revolution"; Egyptian journalism Yehia Ghanem of the International Center for Journalists; and Anahi Ayala Iacucci, the Nairobi-based Innovation Editor for Africa for Internews: Center for Innovation & Learning. Held Tuesday December 11, 2012, at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington.

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By the People: The Role of Citizen Journalism in the Information Revolution

  1. 1. Citizens journalism in Kenya and beyond Anahi Ayala Iacucci – Media Innovation Advisor
  2. 2. Kenya “Star Reports is our answer to the question of whether collaboration between traditional media and citizens is possible. In a three step process the user can sign up, create and share their story,”
  3. 3. Uganda “As a journalist in Uganda, where there is partial press freedom, you only exercise it when you’re not threatening top power, blogs are important for journalists to air their views in a media environment that is easily controlled by government, which is the reason why I decided to run a blog.” Rosebelle Kagumire Rosebelle Kagumire, experienced Ugandan Journalist, which won the best Journalist blogger English category at the Panos hosted competition in 2009.
  4. 4. Eskinder Nega “Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity. Freedom discriminates not between rich and poor countries. Inevitably freedom will overwhelm Ethiopia.” -Eskinder Nega, Sept. 9, 2011, five days before his arrest.
  5. 5. New Tools = New Policies
  6. 6. THANK YOU ANAHI AYALA IACUCCI AAYALA@INTERNEWS.ORG @INFO_INNOVATION @ANAHI_AYALA

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