Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Letter From Athens: Greek Riots and the News Media in the Age of Twitter reports with letters from the frontlines of the Greek riots...In case you haven't been following, youth riots have been occurring all over Greece. The youth have been prevailing over the authorities who are running out of tear gas. These youth are organizing the fight using the digital technologies that so many of us use for frivolous things.
From the earthquake in Sichuan to the subway bombings in London to the recent Mumbai terrorists attack, the initial images and information that reached the public were recorded by citizens who happened to be there. The bystanders, the witnesses – with their cell phones, cameras, camcorders and blackberries – play central roles in newsgathering and news dissemination.
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