The Guardian and EE team up to launch GuardianWitness

18/04/2013

The Guardian has joined forces with the mobile phone network EE to launch a new citizen journalism service entitled GuardianWitness.

Unveiled at the NewsWorks' Shift 2013 event, the new project will allow members of public to upload videos, pictures and text straight from mobile devices directly to journalists.

The service will have its own website platform where users can browse submitted content. However, if the material is particularly good or valuable, then it could be picked up and put on the Guardian's main website or in print.

GuardianWitness can be accessed through free iPhone and Android apps that are powered by EE or by going to the service's website where selected submissions will feature.

"GuardianWitness will further reinforce our recognition that journalism is now a two-way conversation and will open up our site as we never have before," said Joanna Geary, the Guardian's social and communities editor.

"Not only will this make it even easier for our readers to get involved in our journalism and form both local and global communities of joint interest, it will also provide our journalists with a fantastic new tool, providing them with insights and views that we perhaps don't yet have access to."

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