06 November 2007

A request from the BBC in Pakistan

BBC puts out the call for citizen journalists:

Are you in Pakistan? Did you witness any of the reported police actions? Send us your accounts using the form below.

You can send pictures and video to: yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124. If you have a large file you can upload here. Click here to see terms and conditions

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

This isn't the first time we've seen this by any means. But it does weaken the argument that many professional journalists make that their less "professional" counterparts provide content that is somewhat less than ideal. This situation is developing rapidly, and the social media tools that were demonstrated in Myanmar and the California wildfires are already being put into play.

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