Young Journalist Award runner up: A grassroots revolution

Minority Rights Group International, in March 2011, announced the winner of the Minority Voices Young Journalist Award - a prize for young professionals and student journalists keen to cover issues affecting minorities and indigenous communities in developing countries.

The three-member panel of judges, formed both from journalism and development experts, recognised the excellent level of the entries received. In particular the committee named five applicants as the top runners-up.

One of them is Christina Felschen, a young German journalist from Berlin. She was named a runner-up for her piece titled “A grassroots revolution”. In the story she presents the challenges that members of minority and indigenous communities face in the internet age. She does this through two characters, one from  Bangladesh and one from the Philippines, who she repeatedly interviewed using different types of modern digital technology.  Christina's article underlines the vast possibilities of citizen journalism and argues that it should not be seen as a risk to mainstream professional journalists rather  as a democratic means of giving a voice to the voiceless.

Photo: Fernando M. in an interview with young indigenous people, film still: insight share, CC-by-nc-nd 2.0

This story was published in June 2010 on the online magazine Einloggen 13, with the titile "Revolution an der Graswurzel" (A Grassroots Revolution).

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Date: 08/06/2010

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