Citizen News Wire Web Application Development for Cambodian Center for Independent Media

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

News Wire Web Apps are allowed Citizen Journalists to submit reports but opt not to be identified. The app also allows reporters to choose to receive inquiries about their report through an anonymous account and lets them respond anonymously as well. This function helps reporters have a piece of mind when reporting the incidents in the provinces and ensures that important albeit sensitive pieces of news will have an increased chance of being picked up by mainstream media.

Client: The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) is an organization to work for the promotion of independent media, press freedom, freedom of expression, access to information and democratic governance.

Services: To provide the consultancy service to build the apps for public use.

Duration: 3 months

Users: Cambodian Citizen Journalists

Impact & Results: Application capitalizes on technology to connect a network of reporters from 16 provinces in Cambodia to ensure a faster flow of information to mainstream media in the cities. When a report is submitted, it will automatically be posted to an aggregated platform that can be accessed online through phones and computers. This means that the reports will immediately be made available for professional journalists on mainstream media platforms to build on the news tips and craft stories around them!
Already, established national newspapers like the Cambodia Daily, the Phnom Penh Post, and Raskmey Kampuchea are showing an interest in using the reports that have been submitted to the app.

The Challenge: Existing backend of the app was not working for redesign so developers need to use an old version of Ushadi platform instead, to manage in-process information reporting from Citizens Journalists.

The Solution: using Flutter and NativeScript as the code technology to build the apps for Android and iOS.

Web App Link: http://app.ccimcambodia.org/

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