The Guardian’s head of diversity and inclusion Yasir Mirza has blogged some further information about his global citizen reporting programme for marginalised voices and the recent workshop in South Africa.
People came in with burning social issues that, perhaps, the national media were overlooking. Twenty attendees from Lesotho, Durban, Cape Town, Soweto and Johannesburg, attended a gruelling Two-day training workshop, to help turn them into “citizen reporters”. The training covered storytelling, evidence-finding, verification and ethics, social media and ways to connect to us directly through our digital platforms such as Guardian Witness.
The report also includes a short video from local Johannesburg videographer Zaheer Cassim which includes interviews with some of the participants as well as Yasir and Guardian editor in chief Alan Rusbridger.