Why use mobile phones for people's media?

Many mobile phones can document events in photos, sound recordings and even video images. These recordings can help your work a great deal.

Because access to mobile phones is very widespread, organisations can support civil society by encouraging people to submit reports, or by collecting and collating the information that people provide and then re-distributing it. Photographs and videos are more compelling than verbal eyewitness accounts, and tend to attract more interest. A video or photograph provides an opportunity to engage the wider public in a cause, and can cross over into the wider 'traditional' media.