Citizen journalism has become more prominent over the years through social media and especially in countries in which political tensions are high and mainstream media fueled with propaganda.
In Turkey, a citizen journalist website was established called 140journos that discuss the various political events and encourage the people to talk about what they were seeing and embrace the new mediums. This article discusses their movement further and how they came to be.
This example is one of many from around the world as citizen journalist sites are becoming more prominent especially in countries such as Iran, China, Bahrain. These are also people who could face arrest by being citizen journalist, however, this doesn’t seem to be stopping anyone, which goes to show how significant it has become to speak our minds.