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Field monitoring/Citizen Journalism. Aasim Zafar Khan. What will FMs be doing?. Monitoring the elections in their respective regions to ensure transparency and fairness. L ooking out for any type of electoral fraud, violence, intimidation and the like.

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Field monitoring citizen journalism

Field monitoring/Citizen Journalism

AasimZafar Khan

What will fms be doing

What will FMs be doing?

  • Monitoring the elections in their respective regions to ensure transparency and fairness.

  • Looking out for any type of electoral fraud, violence, intimidation and the like.

  • Reporting in real time from their respective regions on any newsworthy election activity

Gadgets and tools for the field

Gadgets and tools for the field

  • All FMs will be armed with ‘just a Smartphone’

  • A variety of tools will be used within to report in real time. These tools will be:

  • Face book

  • Twitter

  • Text messaging

  • Camera

Training expectations

Training expectations

  • FMs be trained enough to report in real time from the field with just a Smartphone

  • Be able to use a variety of social media tools for reporting

  • Learn the essence of honest, safe and accurate journalism

  • Be able to unearth stories which may otherwise be overlooked by the mainstream

  • Give birth to a new breed of citizen journalists

What is social media

What is social media?

  • Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.

  • Most popular mediums for social media are face book, twitter and YouTube.

  • Facts: An average of 618 million people use Face book on daily basis; approximately 175 million tweets were posted yesterday.

Face book

Face book

  • Face book is a social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site includes public features such as:

  • Groups - allows members who have common interests to find each other and interact.

  • Events  - allows members to publicize an event, invite guests and track who plans to attend.

  • Pages - allows members to create and promote a public page built around a specific topic.

Hands on session for fb

Hands on session for FB


  • Add friends, post to a wall, upload pictures and videos, tagging, messaging, privacy setting, sharing, and subscribing.

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What we ve learnt today

What we’ve learnt today?

  • What is the role of field monitors and citizen journalists?

  • What is social media and its variety of tools?

  • What is Face book?

  • How to set up a face book account for FM and CJ use?

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Thank you for your time and see you again tomorrow!

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