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Towards an active citizenry

by Vandana Anand
Saturday , November 17, 2012 at 12 : 34

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...



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Vandana 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.

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