radar

radarbrings the citizen's stories into the media.

radar is a citizen reporting project supporting people all over the world in bringing their stories into the media. It works like this: the radar team identifies social groups in different societies, such as slum dwellers in Kenya or girls living in rural areas of Sierra Leone. With support from local aid organisations, the radar team teaches locals the basics of journalistic reporting, with the main focus being on “micro-reporting via SMS”. Anyone who takes part becomes a reporter. If anything happens that should be reported in the press, the reporters send a short message to the radar team in London from their mobile phones for the cost of a local text message. As soon as the SMS is received in London, it’s verified by the team and shared online. The events are published on social media and news channels such as the BBC and The Guardian. The aim is to bring together networked organisations of reporters with digital storytellers, bloggers and journalists, giving a voice to those who aren’t usually mentioned in the news. This way, issues that are overlooked in the mainstream media are also finally given more attention. In the first six months after its founding in 2012, around 250 mobile reporters published over 2,000 news items for over one million people.

 

 
http://www.onourradar.org/

http://www.onourradar.org/

http://www.onourradar.org/

http://www.onourradar.org/

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