Listen to BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas explain the role that citizen journalism has come to play in the 21st century media and to provide insight into the ethical and moral dilemmas they have encountered while collecting footage for global coverage.
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Richard Lister has been a BBC journalist for twenty-five years and has reported in fifty countries. Lister files for television, radio, and the web, as well as anchoring on location and in the studio. He has covered wars, natural disasters, political, environmental, and technological changes. His career has taken him from the Canadian Arctic to North Korea; from a B-52 on the bombing raid over the Balkans to NASA’s Zero-G astronaut training plane. He spent four years traveling the world with the US Secretary of State and a month camping on the roof of one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq. Lister was twice-based in Washington D.C. and is now back in London, covering a full range of national stories.