Did social media cause the Arab Spring?
Nanabhay: “Real people are still organizing in traditional ways, but are using new tools to amplify what they’re doing.”
Are citizen journalists and bloggers paid?
Ito: Most of them are not paid, but rather, are activists, so they have ”strong social intiative to get their voice out.”
He said that many of them would rather not be paid. Global Voices talked about whether to take money from governments, but activists felt it might taint the movement.
Nanabhay: Activists feel that they’re “not journalists but sometimes commit acts of journalism.”