Podcast articleHow Syrian refugees are finding their voice through mobile journalism


The media continues to report on the ongoing refugee crisis, documenting the lives of women, men and children fleeing their homes in search of a better life.

But, outside of interviews, refugees have not had much of a chance to express themselves and tell their stories in their own words.

However, many of them own smartphones, so Imran Azam, founder of and organiser of The Art of Smartphone Filming Meetup group in Amsterdam, has started teaching Syrian refugees how to shoot, edit and produce video packages by themselves, to share their experiences on social media.

Azam explained to how he carried out the four-hour training, which saw all 15 participants surprise themselves in what they could produce, and why mobile journalism skills are so important for them to learn.

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Citizen journalists from Sierra Leone tell their stories of life after Ebola

In an interactive documentary called 'Back in touch', citizen reporters highlight the impact Ebola has had on their communities


Video articleMobile journalism mistakes to avoid

We asked, you answered! Take note of this crowdsourced advice when reporting with your smartphone

App for journalists: Spark Pro, for capturing and editing high-quality video

The free app allows users to record high-definition footage in 1080p and edit packages with filters and sound

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/08/16

#Rio2016: 7 more data stories and interactives from the Olympic Games

Compare your reaction time and find out more about past winners of the 100m dash with more interactives from Rio

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/08/16

'People like to know they're being heard’: Facebook Live at NowThis

Alyssa Kurtzman, senior live producer, NowThis, explains how the news outlet is using livestreaming to engage with its Facebook audience

Posted by Caroline Scott on 18/08/16

The Guardian is 'putting the interactive back into interactive journalism' with RioRun

The virtual audio experience requires people to run a marathon to unlock parts of a podcast along the route

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/08/16

The Washington Post rolls out automation for the Olympic Games, gearing up for US election coverage

Results, alerts for upcoming events, and national medal tallies are automated using a system built in-house called Heliograf

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 17/08/16

How CNN is recreating the #Rio2016 experience for audiences on social media

Social producer Masuma Ahuja has been trying out different formats to capture the Olympic Games experience for an international audience

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/08/16

Tool for journalists: Bloom, for curating hyperlocal news personalised to your readers

This free tool enables publishers to geotag their articles, allowing readers to filter hyperlocal news stories where they are

Posted by Caroline Scott on 17/08/16

Podcast articleInside RioRun, the Guardian's first interactive podcast

With this virtual audio experience, the Guardian is pushing the boundaries of interactive journalism

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/08/16

'We are fearless in experimentation and we move quickly': Facebook Live at CBC News

Brodie Fenlon, senior director of digital news, explains what he has found to be the 'golden standard' of livestreaming on Facebook, and how CBC has let the audience lead its development

Posted by Caroline Scott on 16/08/16

How mobile reporting skills are becoming part of journalism courses at UK universities

Mojo skills are incredibly useful to journalists today – but are students being taught the techniques?

Posted by Thalia Fairweather on 15/08/16

Video articleHow to create animated videos using Quik

The free app offers 28 animation styles, so you can automatically make your footage stand out with music, text and transitions

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/08/16

Journalists in exile: Getting refugee reporters back in the newsroom

The programme, based in Germany, was set up to pair the journalists with German reporters and provide mentorship and training

Posted by Daria Sukharchuk on 14/08/16

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