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Traditionally news has always been reported by newspapers and other media outlets such as television and radio. Also traditionally you had to be a journalist working for one of these media outlets or you would never have a hope of getting any access to news events and happenings. This has dramatically changed with the advent of the Latin American citizen journalist. This concept has spread like wildfire in the Spanish speaking world. Since Spanish is the worlds second most popular language ,and third most commonly communicated language on the internet, it is no wonder that Latin American citizen journalism has taken off in such a big way.
We can thank the phenomenon of the citizen journalist to the growth of the internet and devices such as cellphones, digital recorders, and laptops. Now anyone with access to any of these devices can report at the scene of a crime, or a rescue, or any number of newsworthy events. Citizen journalists can also bring a dimension of humanity to their communities. They are not reporting in the clinical way that trained journalists do. Trained journalists might report from a war zone, but they tend to be detached because they do not actually live there. When a citizen, on the other hand, reports from a disaster zone, he or she brings a completely different quality to the story.
Because of the technology available to just about anyone nowadays, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the bad guys, be they criminals or governments in some instances, to get away with schemes that they could have in the past. A cellphone in hand will make anyone an instant witness to any wrongdoing, and before long it will be spread all over the internet. There is just no getting away with things anymore. It will eventually be found out. It will be reported on Twitter or Facebook. The pictures will be shared on Flickr. And this is thanks to the many citizens, including the Latin American citizen journalist, who will not stand idly by when they see a wrong being committed.
This is happening in increased numbers in Latin America and the Spanish speaking world especially. Latin America has a long history of countries with very unstable regimes that have traditionally suppressed any news that they did not want spread. Many brave journalists have been killed for threatening to blow the whistle on some of these regimes. There are many dedicated Latin American citizens who have taken the matter into their own hands. They have decided to take back their countries and fight the corruption that is going on.
Of course, not all citizen journalism is about routing out bad regimes and getting rid of dictators. There are many citizen journalists reporting on day to day occurrences in their communities that involve not a hint of crime or wrong doing. Being a Latin American citizen journalist involves telling the stories of the time. The stories that matter to people and their communities. It is a global way of communicating and sharing your world with those around you. Everyone wants to feel that they are part of something and contributing in some way. This way of communicating allows many people to take part and show how they care for their community.
Many events that are first brought to the attention of the public by these citizen journalists, often quickly spread like a virus around the world. Some of the newsworthy stories are not intentionally made public by those who take the footage or photos. Other individuals who feel the world should know about these events, oftentimes appropriate this technological evidence, and blow the whistle. Latin America has many citizen journalists who are ever vigilant and on the lookout for stories they can share. There also are many citizen newspapers in various regions in Latin America. The stories reported in these papers are the ones that are not generally covered by the main media.
A Latin American citizen journalist bridges an important gap between the individuals who perpetrate the events that are so newsworthy, and the media that is forever cold, cynical and detached. These professional media journalists do not have to live the lives that are affected by the natural disasters or wars, that touch the people in the region. These journalists can go back home to their warm beds until the next story comes along. The citizen journalists are right on the scene living the lives of everyone there and bringing humanity back to the news.
14.09.12 / Accommodation / Author: admin / Comments Off
I guess you know the history of Auschwitz since you are so highly interested in visiting this place. There are plenty of reviews all over the internet about this place but my personal opinion is that the best thing you can do is just to read some reviews of people who have been there and can give you some reliable feedback.
Personally I have been there a few years ago and the good news I am going to tell you, is that I didn’t book anything in advance. This means that if you wake up in the morning and you are wondering what to do, you can always go to Auschwitz and join one of the groups ready to do some touring. Also you should know that in the peak hours you must be in a group but if you don’t have one you can always be added. Here is the official site of Auschwitz – http://www.auschwitz.org/ You can visit it and find all the information you need as entrance fee, opening hours, touring groups and everything you are interested in.
By the way the best thing you can do when it comes to visiting Auschwitz is to stay in Krakow for the night. The city is located near Auschwitz plus it is really beautiful and it can offer you lots of nice places that you can visit. After all since you are in Poland it would be really great to do some sightseeing of this amazing city and head to Auschwitz on the next morning. Now if you are convinced that you want to stay in Krakow I should give you an advice. The city is a famous tourist destination and this is why many people are going to visit it. Therefore the prices of hotels are going to be higher than expected. Of course you can make a booking in advance but this doesn’t mean it will include some kind of discount. This is why my suggestion to you is to find Krakow accommodation. You will probably not believe it but the prices are actually really low compared to London accommodation or Rome holiday apartments. This is why the people who are visiting Krakow for second or third time rent apartments – it is cheaper and more comfortable.
If you want to reach Auschwitz from Krakow you can easily rent a car or drive your own, if you have one. You can also use pubic transport as buses. By the way if you want to visit more interesting places in this region I would recommend you to go and visit the salt mine in Wieliczka. I’m sure you will have a great time visiting those amazing places. After all they are worldwide known and all the tourists visiting them have not come here in vain. By the way I am almost sure that it is not allowed to take photos in Auschwitz but you can take a few pictures outside the camp.
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31.08.12 / Uncategorized / Author: admin / Comments Off
Mehmet Cengiz Oz, best known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon. However, he is also known as an author and television personality from The Oprah Winfree Show when he appeared in 2004. He did later also go on Larry King Live and other programs as well. He did have a show of his own before that called Second Opinion, which ran in 2003-2004. However, in 2009 Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures created The Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz Show primarily focuses on medical and personal health issues along with diet and health information. This is where Dr. Oz is able to give advice to the public on diets exercises and much more.
Dr. Oz has featured a number of items such as superfruit, green coffee bean, African mango, the HCG Diet, as well as raspberry ketone and other extracts on his show as well as the website. Americans do seem to trust him and also seem to follow what he says. You can see that for sure by the jump in sales for each of these items once he has featured them. However, do they work? Are the results compatible with what the Doctor says? A lot of people say yes. Now everyone knows that if you eat right and exercise most people can and will lose weight. However each person is different and so are their bodies. Reviews have been made by people who have used some of these and most are promising. Some people, however, have expressed problems with the dollar amount for these items. They would be one price one day then as soon as Dr. Oz features them the product price seems to jump outrageously. This should not be a surprise however due to the supply and demand laws; however it is still causing real issues financially for some.
Dr. Oz has been criticized by making certain quotes and featuring certain items saying that they the miracle pill can burn fat fast for anyone who wants to lose weight. People say everyone is different and what may work for one body may not work on another’s body. So that is the major question here. What really does work and since he has featured so many which works better. Dr. Oz does have the trust of the American people which is why they look to him for advice on dieting or on different information on a specific extract. People should make their own minds up when it comes to weight loss and always consult your personal doctor as well. These solutions that Dr Oz has may indeed help you along; just always remember to keep your personal doctor updated as to what is going in your body.
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