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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You can’t stop the news when it goes mobile (part 2)

Mark Bridge writes:

Last month I was struck by the way video streaming service Bambuser was being used by citizen journalists.

Now comes news of a different kind of photo-journalism. Instead of shooting behind-the-scenes images of a general election, prisoner Michael Long has been using his mobile to record from behind bars.

A Sky News report says he’s been using a smuggled mobile phone to secretly record security breaches in Oxfordshire's Bullingdon Prison. The video clips were then emailed from the phone to Sky.

With the current controversy surrounding WikiLeaks still very much in the headlines, this is yet another reminder of how powerful an internet connection can be... even when it’s on a mobile phone. As US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said in January, “Information has never been so free”.

We may not like it – but it seems that the consequences are here to stay.

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