Even in tightly controlled China, anyone can be a reporter – Dante Chinni

From The Christian Science Monitor:

When people are armed with camera phones, information is harder to quash.

Much has been made of the great democratizing impact of the new media – the fact that anyone with a laptop, a modem, and a website can be a journalist.

…… Eric Zhang, a former staffer at the China Daily news organization based in Beijing, has launched www.molive.cn, a site that lets ordinary people gather news with their camera cellphones. The site, launched three weeks ago, lets people post photos they have taken to their own personal websites with small descriptions of the scenes. Editors comb the postings and put the best ones on Molive’s home page. The site is young but already has more than 100 people posting on it from all around the country and more than 20,000 readers a day. [Full Text]

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