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A person coming out of a crowd could become a whistleblower, standing against what are disabling forces to raise his/her voice, setting a hard-hitting example for many others to follow.
Yes, we are often confronted with this question. Who is a Citizen Journalist, how different is he or she from an average citizen and why should a citizen be doing a journalist's job? This in my opinion is the difference between a Citizen Journalist (CJ) and a citizen. A citizen who not only enjoys the luxury of his or her rights, but also knows how to bear the responsibilities.
During the course of filing stories for the Citizen Journalist show, I have met a number of CJs. People with lot of vigour, a strong will power, empathy and a passion to bring about positive changes in...Read more...
More about Vandana AnandVandana Anand works as a correspondent at CNN-IBN. A sports enthusiast and passionate about books, Vandana desires to study everything in this world. She feels life is too short and there is so much left to do – from playing tennis to writing books, from doing medical research to social service etc etc. Vandana loves travelling and is especially fascinated by hills and snowfalls. She wants to explore unexplored places.
In 2009, selected Indian children (from Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen as representative states) took a test called
As an Indian, I will always revere 'Athithi Devo Bhava': expatriates or guests are 'god-like' and we must and