And news organizations around the world are using iPhone to transform the way they capture and deliver news. reporters for BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Mexican newspaper, Milenio and Canada’s CTV News are using their iPhone cameras to capture HD video on location and send it directly back to headquarters for broadcast on TV or streaming on the web.
In Zagreb, researchers, journalists and policy-makers from Croatia and beyond have been meeting on October 4th and 5th to discuss Digital Freedom of Expression, and the challenges faced by public media services and non-profit media. (Here’s the conference agenda in Word and as a PDF.) OSF’s own recent Mapping Digital Media report for Croatia covers many of these issues, and you can read it here.
Since she couldn’t be in Zagreb in person, Rebecca Mackinnon – co-founder of Global Voices Online, former CNN correspondent, scholar and author – recorded a video message to conference participants, but we think it deserves a wider airing. In it, she urges the news media and journalists to place internet freedom on a par with press freedom – without a free and open internet, she argues, press freedom will face ever more severe threats.