Citizen Journalism

February 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm Leave a comment

Just got wind from The Slatest that the Polk Award, a great prize in American Journalism, will go to an anonymous citizen journalist who was filming in Iran during the resistance movement against the government this summer.  The video of the death of Neda Soltan, a young Iranian woman who was shot while protesting in June, became a rallying point for the protesters and for the resistance movement in general. The video is chilling, brutal, and emotional in its poor quality.  The raw nature of the video is directly connected to the raw emotion people were feeling during the protests, and shows the importance and necessity of citizen journalism in certain cases.

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