What law am I breaking now?

Freedom of the press is integral to an open and democratic society, and such liberties should also embrace citizen journalists who collect and distribute the news. With traditional laws slow to adapt to rapidly changing technologies, citizen journalists and social media are sometimes on the wrong side of the law. Continue reading


You are a part of the story

Traditional news outlets have continually raced with their competitors to be the first to report on breaking stories. Today the monopoly of news reporting has been broken by the proliferation of social media and independent blogs, and citizen journalists with mobile phones will likely be the first on the scene of breaking news. Continue reading

Can you spot a fake news story?

How do you follow the news? Social media probably takes a front seat in bringing the world into your life, and you are not alone.

Facebook and other social media services are integral in our lives, and according to a 2016 survey, social media has become a source for the news we see and share, with more than 60 per cent of adults turning to social media for at least some of their news. Continue reading