Friday, May 6, 2011

Video: The people's voice

Video: The people's voice
The usage of video in grassroots journalism



Celebrating the spirit of civic activism and taking user generated content to new level, Malaysiakini has introduced Citizen Journalism Malaysia (CJMY).

The program provides basic news reporting & video production and usage training to users so they can use the power of media to raise issues that matter to them and issues that has been neglected by the mainstream media.

It is a program that empowers volunteers to help their own community by using single point-and-shoot video cameras to capture their stories on video.

The video highlights the use of participatory video and new media as an advocacy tool by ordinary citizens, and the changes it has brought into the political and social climate in Malaysia.

Produced by Indrani Kopal