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Webinar:Creating A New Market With Citizen Journalism

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Following the meeting we held recently on citizen journalism there has been a lot of interest generated around this subject. So we are following this up with a number of activities that will culminate in a Photojournalism exhibition centred on marginalised groups in May 2012.

We will be starting this with this Webinar where Stephen Sidlo will look at how ground level citizen photojournalism will create a new market for information and stories.

What we have at the moment in regards to photojournalists and reporters is inequality within the industry, tough to break into and tough to work in once in the press industry.

In this webinar we will look at how we can go forward from this by having a global agency and network of reporters connected and how this can provide sectors with a world of real time information. We will be looking at agencies like at Demotix, Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS.

We will also discuss how NGOs, government agencies along with the media can become more connected - and learn to understand the need for accurate longtail storytelling that can provide longtail fundraising and awareness.

Stephen Sidlo:is Head Publisher of Demotix. He is a keen photojournalist with a deep interest in social, political and environmental issues that is reflected in his own personal work. Stephen is Manchester born and holds a photojournalism degree. He has worked as a pit boy at Russian punk concerts, has volunteered ironing clothes in a Morecambe charity shop, and spent 10 months documenting the RNLI off the coast of Northern England. Stephen moved to a London train station for a bar job at The Frontline Club before joining Demotix.

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