The Second Merinews Citizen Journalists` Meet in Mumbai
Released on: October 26, 2007, 2:07 am
Press Release Author: Merinews
Press Release Summary: Visit the 2nd citizen journalist meet by meirnews.com in India. The registration is free and booking is continue on first come first serve basis. This is the best citizen journalism event being held in india where anybody can participate for free. Meet other citizen journalist, ask your queries, find the answer and participate in the fastest growing concept worldwide. New power to people and plateform to share all issues.
Press Release Body: MERINEWS INDIA's first Citizen Journalists' news portal (www.merinews.com), is organizing the 2nd Merinews Citizen Journalists' Meet 2007 to be held on November 24, 2007, at Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai. The seminar is the second in a series of such meetings to be held in major Indian cities, and is aimed at evolving a clear and proficient process for effective Citizen Journalism in the country. The first CJ Meet was held on August 18, 2007, in New Delhi.
Merinews, which was conceived two years ago to encourage a decentralised news gathering and distribution system, today leads the online news brigade by empowering people, lending them a voice and ensuring national and international visibility. Accolades won by Merinews include Webby Awards, which is akin to the Oscars of the Internet.
This CJ meet is the second in a series of meetings designed to encourage independent and gutsy journalism from responsible Indian citizens who realize the power of the fourth estate in shaping the course of democracy.
With these meetings, Merinews wishes to highlight an emerging trend of the new media metamorphosing into a recognised interactive platform that lends a voice to the weaker and neglected sections of society bereft of the various vested commercial and other interests of the mainstream media which determines what kind of news is disseminated through which channels and how. Participation is open to all mediapersons, business representatives, students, volunteers and professionals - virtually everyone with an active interest in offbeat journalism.
There is no entry fee for the seminar, for which participants may register online at www.merinews.com (http://www.merinews.com/CJM/cjmeet_index.html). Registration would be on a first-come first-served basis.
Date: November 24, 2007 Venue: Nehru Centre Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 018