In September, Small World News worked with the Germa News Agency in Sebha, Libya to begin integrating StoryMaker into their production workflow. We're proud to announce that they will be leveraging StoryMaker as their primary tool for multimedia reporting. Combining StoryMaker with affordable, cutting edge android-based devices and entry-level accessories enabled Germa to produce a series of great stories over the last two weeks of September. Germa's stories focus on fairly standard themes from emerging democracies and nascent media landscapes. Stories vary from municipal issues such as garbage collection and communication services to social issues such as the effect of poverty and the quality of education.
We will be watching the efforts of our colleagues at Germa with high expectations that they will be giving us a rare view into the goings-on in southern Libya, unthinkable just a few years ago.
Photo Credit: John Smock