Category Archives: Protests

Ian Tomlinson’s death: a springboard moment for citizen VJ?

The inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson – who died on his way home from work after he wandered into what had become the G20 riots and was shoved over by a police officer – started today. Paul Lewis … Continue reading

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Protest footage: a cautionary tale

This video by ITN News of yesterday’s protest marches surprised me, but it illustrates some of the common traps that video journalism often falls into pretty well.

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Citizen journalism sheds light on Libya’s unrest

With foreign journalists banned from the country and local journalists being prevented from travelling to the area, it’s hard to get a sense of how Libya’s pro-democracy protests are unfolding. Grainy mobile phone footage is almost the only eyewitness evidence … Continue reading

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