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Citizen Journalism in Guatemala

August 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Help Young Guatemalans Cover Their Elections from Nadia Sussman on Vimeo.

Are you tired of the Murdoch, News of the World Stories? Are you one of those folks that says that the media just isn’t covering the news that needs to be told – the stories from people who have no voice, no fancy equipment of their own, no outlet – but a lot of hope?

Well, here’s citizen journalism at its best. If you haven’t heard this concept before, it’s simple: take some inexpensive equipment, train folks to use it, and let them report on their own communities. Check out this project from some CUNY Graduate School students and multi-media journalists.

They’re helping Guatemalan citizens, emerging from a history of strife, to report on their own elections this year. They’re looking for a little funding – so if you can spare something, or if you can spare some time, head to their website to learn more. You an even donate just by clicking on ads! (so strange, but it works!):

http://spot.us/pitches/1028-vozz-youth-cover-the-guatemalan-election

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  • 1 Love Highs // Oct 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
    ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

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