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Citizen Journalism Ethics

There is another unsavory aspect of the premise. The anonymity of the writer can be used as unethical and libelous articles. There are numerous cases of unsubstantiated reports or even outright lies. In Western countries, now accountability is being sought, and such journalists are being sued.

There seems to be a need for Ethics training , where people have to be accountable .

It is a whole new can of worms however, and has to be tackled separately.

Indian Web sites for Citizen Journalism

Indian discussion is mainly on serious issues on such sites, compared to the western sites .

All the major news papers and magazines have a web presence, as well as dedicated sites for citizen journalists.

Two Current Main sites are : Merinews

Merinews is India's foremost citizen journalism news portal. Currently, it is running a campaign to create a citizens' manifesto for India's next 60 years - a blueprint for the future of the nation - which is also meant to reinvigorate citizens' participation in the political process http://www.merinews.com/index.shtml

White Drums ( Citizens reporting) http://whitedrums.com/

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