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Friday, 1 August 2014
‘Bellingcat’ Kickstarter Campaign Seeks to Unite Investigative Citizen Journalists
'Bellingcat' Kickstarter Campaign Seeks to Unite Investigative Citizen Journalists
Citizen journalism is more prevalent than ever with the upsurge in social media platforms. Now that so much information is available at our fingertips, it seems that reporters — both formally trained and novice — are even hungrier for accurate news.
A crowdfunding campaign by a man named Eliot Higgins has the goal of bringing together citizen journalists who are curious about hard news issues through an open-source website. His vision is for contributors all over the world to continue coverage of "Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Jihadists, Shia armed groups, the UK phone hacking scandal, police corruption, and more," he wrote on Kickstarter.