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Citizen journalism: outside a hospital’s doors

A slight digression here – here is a picture and commentary from the Virtual China, Institute for the Future, blog. I like the citizen journalism aspect that is (almost) real time raw imagery and associated opinions. Others have discussed the power of such techniques (check Yelvington, Huffington’s new effort, and ABC News cit journal new site) .

“Late night, June 12 2007, over 100 parents of sick children, and some children themselves, sleep on the ground in the underground parking garage and on the disabled ramp outside the doors of Beijing Children’s Hospital. In order to save the 20 RMB nightly cost of staying at the hospital…” Read the rest at Virtual China.

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Written by Aman

June 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Posted in Global Health

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  1. Sleeping just outside the hospital door is standard practice in Ugandan care.

    Ben

    June 20, 2007 at 8:28 am


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