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Cellphones were used to record a 2012 confrontation between protesters and police in Springfield, Ill.
April 9, 2015 Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But civilians are not allowed to interfere with police activity.
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Meerkat, a live-video streaming app, has been this week's tech media darling.
March 11, 2015 The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?
Rami al-Sayed with his daughter Maryam.
February 21, 2012 Al-Sayed was live-streaming the shelling of Homs when all of a sudden the stream went quiet. The last video posted to al-Sayed's Youtube page was of his body in a makeshift hospital.
Basil al-Sayed, a Syrian citizen journalist who lost his life documenting the uprising in Homs.
December 29, 2011 The 24-year-old citizen journalist was shot in the head by Syrian security, while filming at a checkpoint. Activists said Al-Sayed was one of the few who filmed security forces opening fire directly at protesters.
May 12, 2011 One of Libya's first citizen journalists tells the story of his escape to Tunisia and the two months he was forced to spend offline, causing many of his online contacts to fear he was dead.
January 13, 2011 As protests spread across Tunisia, we’re collecting social media from people on the ground. In this experiment by NPR’s social media desk, you can help us examine this citizen journalism and sort out the facts.
July 14, 2010 Mark Twain's thoughts on the journalistic interview... what are yours?
December 31, 2008 The presidential inauguration is less than a month away and the NPR social media desk is kicking it into high-gear to figure out how we can get all of you involved in our inauguration coverage. We're also looking for some techies who can help make...
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