Mobile Citizens Journalism programme

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Over the weekend RLabs in association with Cape Community Newspapers launched a mobile citizens journalism project where youth from local schools (Above is pic of one of the student groups) will be attending workshops hosted by these organisations. The course will cover various basic citizens journalism principles but will be focused on how the mobile phone can be used as the publishing tool for ordinary citizens. Another interesting aspect of the programme is that it will publish on multiple channels ranging from print to digital (online and mobile). The important aspect of this project is that it will have a strong mobile focus and we are hoping to see more citizens using the mobile phones as a medium to share news and local content that is relevant and current. We will be sharing the workshop content and the tools we use in a Mobile Citizens Journalism toolkit for other aspiring mobile journalists. Keep watching this space…

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