What is your idea? What makes it innovative? Why is it important?
The project intends to create a website with online media tools and blogging services free to be read and contributed by the users and readers who wish to test themselves as journalists, who can put up online open letters, everyday concerns, bribery facts, demanding responsibility from the elected MPs, addressing them with open letters, put up everyday concerns, publish online photos of traffic policy bribing drivers, video or photo municipalities, executive powers illegally selling lands, courts passing unjust rulings and much more. The ideas develops the participatory journalism, where from all the corners throughout Azerbaijan, citizens act as journalists and calls the policy-makers, officials, bureaucrats to responsibility.
In contemporary journalism gate keepings are done at every level in name of editorial reviews, and premium membership. But citizen journalism removes all such gate keepings from journalism because in knowledge society every citizen is a torch carrier of information. In true spirit lesser gate keeping will be the guarantee of high valued citizen journalism. It's also innovative and powerful tool for common citizens to deliver their shares in shaping knowledge based society in or around them in Azerbaijan.
Mostly citizens do not feel like using blogs (due to unawareness), forums, and other internet tools to deliver messages. It is important that citizens know the power of blogging for solutions at thier communities. Each separate bogging for each region will really involve the citizens from that particular region to discuss how local governments solve peoples’ problems, what bodies of the local government are mostly corrupted, which are the priority problems to be solved in the first place, etc. As far as the interests of the local government representatives, municipalities, teachers, other professions concerned, they will also log in and look at the comments and letters left by the users.