Citizen journalist Jovana Zdravevska says that through citizen journalism she finds space to express her dissatisfaction or revolt, that is, she can speak loudly and publically speak about the dissatisfaction with the institutions or system.
“I would single out CIVIL’s initiative #IDemandanAnswer, where citizens have the opportunity every day to ask questions and demand answers on topics and problems of their everyday concern.
Our rights or the rights of other citizens are violated on a daily basis, and if we react by publishing photos, videos, texts…I think that we will raise the awareness of the remaining citizens, and by this we should be able to activate the institutions to solve these problems, both at the state and local level”, she adds.
Zdravevska stresses that citizen journalists can fight against false news by detecting hate speech and disclosing the truth.
Editing: Biljana Jordanovska