News, Mobile and Citizen Journalism in Afghanistan

by: Jack Shepherd | Journalism.co.uk

Social media has given citizen journalists more opportunity than ever before to source and distribute their work. Even in countries where as little as six per cent of the population have access to the internet, and even fewer use social media, online citizen journalism has prevailed.

 

One such country is Afghanistan, where the recently relaunched citizen journalist platform Paiwandgah is making headway with its latest steps into mobile-based technologies.

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