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Citizen Journalists Get Big Bucks and More

More money for citizen journalism than some expected

Citizen journalism is still being funded and promoted around the world in a variety of ways. Here are three recent examples!

IN THE UK: Nearly Half-Million Dollars Awarded!

The UK citizen journalism website www.blottr.com was recently awarded a hefty £250,000 (over $400,000) investment from "the man behind myvouchercodes.co.uk." CLICK HERE to read the whole story.

IN AFRICA: Five Million Dollars Awarded!

"On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Omidyar Network of Redwood City, California, announced the award of nearly $5 million in funding to four media-related groups involved in investigative and citizen journalism in the developing world." CLICK HERE to read the whole story.

IN MIDDLE EAST: Al-Jazeera Invests in Training for Citizen Journalists

The Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera is offering some tutorials to train citizen journalists in the use of new media technologies. They claim they will not create the news agenda but amplify it. CLICK HERE to read the whole story.

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