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Video Platform OpenWatch Aims To Support Global Citizen Journalism

Posted in The Santa Ana Sentinel by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on July 23, 2013

TechCrunch

OpenWatch, which presented at media startup accelerator Matter‘s NYC Demo Day today, wants to become a video platform for citizen journalism worldwide. Founded in November last year, the company is at the start of its fundraising process, with the hope of closing a fast seed round to get things off the ground.

The purpose of OpenWatch is to create a global network of video reporters and investigators who can expose important issues around the world, co-founder and CEO Rich Jones tells us. The appeal of OpenWatch is especially apparent overseas in countries where the press isn’t free.

“We still have a semblance of a free press [in the U.S.],” Jones said. “This project has serious international implications. I really do believe that mobile tech and network tech has a huge opportunity for creating a public free press for countries that didn’t have that opportunity before.”

He added that…

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