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Why the smartphone is important in journalism today

Investigative journalist John Allan Namu used his smartphone to relay what was happening at the Dusit D2 hotel during the attack in January. We caught up with him and he shared his experience in using the mobile phone and its place in journalism today.

“If you are able to verify the information that you have as a journalist, the mobile phone essentially is your camera and studio all at once. The place of the mobile phone is cemented at least for the next couple of years with respect to journalism and especially breaking news where things are happening really fast and you can’t get the kind of resources that you need to cover traditionally as quickly as possible.”

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Remember, Our Stories are Best Told by us, so let’s use our smartphones to tell our own stories.

Yegon Emmanuel
Multimedia storyteller - Co-founder and Communications Director at Mobile Journalism Africa (

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