Monday, April 13, 2009
International journalism 101 - Thailand
For more details on what is going on in Bangkok check out
#redshirts on Twitter
"redshirts" in Google blog search and Technorati
"redshirts" in Youtube
"redshirts" on Flickr
Follow these sources for an hour or two and you'll find out as much as most professional journalists (at least non - Thai's) know about what is happening.
I see this tendency set to explode over the next few years as more and more people are able to access the internet via their mobile/cell phones and the world wide web ceases to the sole domain of those with the wealth to buy a computer. Already the number of people who use mobiles in the developing world has skyrocketed. With the spread of lower cost devices which include video and camera capabilities as well as letting you get on the internet then we will have to chance to hear from those caught up in news stories around the world unfiltered by national and international media.