Video Mojo; Citizen journalism conflict; Censorship centre-stage; Citizenship and social media

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AKA Northern Territory Mobile Journalists:
A government funded collaboration between IVO BURUM of BURUM MEDIA and the Territory's Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) that saw a handful of locals armed with an iPhone and some basic reportage skills to report on the real issues occurring within their communities.

Armed with nothing but the digital recorders and some recently acquired skills, eleven members from some of the most remote communities in the NT were specially selected to be trained as "Mojos" or mobile journalists.

Nathan Coates spoke to TOM MORTON of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) about the recent death of citizen journalist, MOHAMMAD NABBOUS in Libya, and why it didn't make the tally of fatalities as published by the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ)Citizen journalism is growing in the face of dangerous regimes and may be particularly relevant in Libya where high levels of civilian casualties are being reported

There have been calls to implement a classification system within the performing arts world, as the new touring production of BERTOLD BRECHT'S, BAAL, features controversial scenes some have deemed unsuitable for a mainstream audience.

A poll conducted by the Australian National University (ANU) aimed to qualify our use of social media such as twitter and facebook and the general values attributed to the Web 2.0 era of online interaction.


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