New book released: “Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy”

New book released: “Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy”

Internews is pleased to announce the release of founder and President Emeritus David Hoffman’s book, Citizens Rising: Independent Media and the Spread of Democracy.

From the Arab Spring to Afghanistan, the media takes centre stage in a new book reflecting decades of experience at the frontlines of social change, from the perspective of independent journalists and activists working to revolutionize information, Internews said today in a statement.

“This is the first book to recount the story of the media activists who helped transform contemporary history with consequences that will continue to reverberate into our future.”

Hoffman, an expert on international media and Internews co-founder said: “The shift from media controlled by a few, to media owned by all of us portends a revolution as great as that which followed the invention of the printing press.

The following is what the experts have been saying about the book:

“Citizens Rising is a riveting, exhilarating exploration of how new media and old are changing the world.”
—Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign correspondent

“The most optimistic and well argued book on the new media in decades.”
—Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban

“A stirring book.”
—Ken Auletta, The New Yorker

“A critical guide to understanding the power of media.”
—Ethan Zuckerman, director, MIT Center for Civic Media and author of Rewire

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