Citizen Journalist Leverages Kickstarter To Aid Libya
Independent U.S. journalist turns to crowdfunding to support an educational initiative.
Multimedia journalist Rachel Anderson kicked off her campaign titled “Libyan Youth in the Revolution” and is looking to raise $30,000 in one month to further develop citizen journalism in Libya. While she has on-ground experience in both Egypt and Libya, the funding she previously received from Rotary International was pulled after the U.S. pulled back on its ground support.
Interestingly, Anderson is taking Kickstarter to a field that it is not commonly associated with: independent or citizen journalism. Harnessing its ability to mobilize a social media movement, she is hoping to deepen her existing relations with young revolutionaries.