July 15, 2014
The Venezuelan journalist Arianne Alcorta has shown that social networks such as Twitter or YouTube are powerful weapons for young people like her to give their version to the world about the political conflicts in their country, and this has been collected in a documentary with more than half a million of visits.
When young Venezuelans took to the streets last February to protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Alcorta, who was finishing his journalism studies at the University of Miami (UM), did not hesitate to contact his acquaintances to find out what passed.
One person put her in contact with another and through Alcorta technology she was collecting the testimonies of many young people who were narrating the events to her.
Thus, after two weeks of intense work, the 20-minute documentary “Venezuela Fights for Freedom” was born, which a few days after being posted on YouTube reached half a million views
The 21-year-old girl, in addition to presenting testimonies from the victims of violence in her country, has also gathered the feeling that “even far away, Venezuelans are present.”
via Joven Venezuelan takes advantage of social networks to spread the fight for freedom.
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