Western journalists typically skim along the surface of the Middle East, covering the day-to-day outrages. Here is a video that shows a slice of life in a troubled land on a single afternoon.
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Citizen reporters provide independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media doesn't provide, goes the argument. Independent? Perhaps. Accurate and reliable? Can't be sure, say concerned professionals.
The Bittergate story has prompted responses from many OffTheBus contributors. They've written on the story and its interpretations but also on the new experience of practicing citizen journalism.
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