The D.I.Y trend is finally hitting the streets of Baghdad. In response to a generalized lack of coverage in the war-torn city, filmmakers Steve Wyshywaniuk and Brian Conley have started the news site Alive in Baghdad, which has supplied Iraqis with their very own cameras and made it possible for them to report the hard-to-find, relevant news international journalists simply don’t have access to. ABC reports:

Alive in Baghdad‘s stories are about everyday Iraqis living the war — not just the military and political leaders running it. Recent entries have included middle school girls in Baghdad struggling to complete their studies, a taxi driver waiting 12 hours for gasoline, and concerned Iraqi husbands and fathers organizing a neighborhood night watch program.

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