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Citizen journalism

  1. 1. BEARING WITNESS: CITIZEN JOURNALISMAND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES Rihab Alniyadi 2 August 2012 Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, „ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues‟, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  2. 2. AGENDA Citizen journalism VS Mainstream journalism Three cases of citizen journalism Further examples New media landscape Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  3. 3. THE “OTHERING CULTURE” IS CHALLENGED CJ challenges the ―othering culture‖ by: Breaking down the ‗us and them‘ dichotomies in reporting. Creating spaces allowing the people to report their own suffering to the world Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  4. 4. THE 2004 SOUTH ASIAN TSUNAMI 55,000 tsunami related blogs appeared over the first three days: Great contribution to tell stories. Supplementing the mainstream media by providing a bottom-up coverage Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  5. 5. MJ: “US”: AMERICAN RELIEF Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  6. 6. CJ: “THEM”: BOXING DAY, PEOPLE SUFFERING Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–
  7. 7.  Few online news organizations like MSNBC.com and CNN, took advantage of citizen journalists to gather information by creating booth for ordinary people to report. Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  8. 8. CITIZEN JOURNALISM IN INDIA “Us”:  “Them”: politics, Muslim/Hindu, human rights violations Celebrities. in north-eastern states. Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  9. 9. CITIZEN JOURNALISM IN INDIA Sources of news Raising awareness of events and evoking reactions in other parts of India; citizens used the Internet as a way to respond to the human rights violations in north-eastern states. Linking Indians to organize a protest. Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373– 389.
  10. 10. CITIZEN JOURNALISM IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES  “Us”: US-Israel efforts  “Them”: Palestinian to achieve the peace suffering Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism andhuman rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  11. 11. CITIZEN JOURNALISM IN THE OCCUPIEDPALESTINIAN TERRITORIES Palestinian used the Internet to gain international attention through: Electronic Intifada website: an English website that challenge the lack of critical media coverage of the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Personal blogs Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  12. 12. EXAMPLE OF ONLINE REPORTING: Ushahidi.com: Ushahidi.com is a CJ site that was set up to inform people about violence incidents reported throughout Kenya and to create open-source platform where citizens from all over the world can report on events.http://lnicolegates.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/citize n-journalism/ Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373– 389.
  13. 13. CITIZEN JOURNALISTS AS EYEWITNESS:  Pakistan floods in 2010  September 11Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373– 389.
  14. 14. CONCLUSION: NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE ―The tsunamis changed the media landscape. It is now is the time when citizen reporters will begin to join the ranks of journalism‘ in informing the public — not as professional equals, yet in some ways as important in the grandSteve OutingMedia Expert scheme of news‖ Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  15. 15. EXERCISE In groups, discuss the following questions and tweet your answers to #mdia5003:1. Considering the concepts we looked at, who is a journalist in today‘s media?2. Have you ever experience being a citizen journalist? In what way? Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‘ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues’, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389.
  16. 16. BIBLIOGRAPHY Allan, S 2011, ‗ Journalism and the culture of othering‘, Brazilian Journalism Research, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, pp. 26-40, accessed 28 July 2012 from UNSW library database. Allan S, Sonwalkarb P, and Carterc C 2007, ‗ Bearing witness: Citizen journalism and human rights issues‘, Globalization, Societies and Education, Vol. 5, No.3, pp. 373–389. Chan, H 2012, US Assistance after Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami 2004, image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://aseanmattersforamerica.org/natural-disaster- relief-brings-together-us-and-southeast- asia/776/web_050103-n-4166b-272-4>.
  17. 17. BIBLIOGRAPHY Collinson, S 2011, US President Barack Obama (C) walks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuof Israel (L), image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/israel-hits-back-at- obama-border-call/story-fn6ck51p-1226059638943>. Heneghan, Tom 2010, Hindu and Muslim Bollywood stars urge calm before Indian mosque verdict, image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/tag/bollywood- stars/>. Krishnan, M 2011, Rights groups accuse the Indian army of grave human rights abuses, image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,6657064,00.html?maca=en- rss-en-asia-5133-rdf>. Lnicolegates, 2012, ‗Citizen Journalism‘, WordPress, blog, 6 April, accessed 28 July 2012, <http://lnicolegates.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/citizen- journalism/>.
  18. 18. BIBLIOGRAPHY Outing, S 2005, ‗Taking Tsunami Coverage into Their Own Hands‘, Poynter, 6 January, accesses 29 July 2012, < http://www.poynter.org/uncategorized/29330/taking-tsunami- coverage-into-their-own-hands/>. Tritten, T & Sumida, C 2011, U.S. relief mission, image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/earthquake-disaster- in-japan/u-s-relief-mission-likely-will-do-little-to-ease- tensions-over-futenma-1.140660>. Two year old Palestinian boy, image, accessed 31 July 2012, <http://www.terisr.50webs.com/slides/Israel,Terrorist,state,At tacks,to,Palestine.html>.

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