The effectiveness of E – content produced by citizen journalists is manifested best by the indirect referencing of Pamir Times’ videos about the devastation caused by Hunza River lake by a highly distinguished scientific research organization, like NASA’s Earth Observatory.
Three videos posted by Pamir Times were reposted by Professor David Petley on his “Hunza Lake Monitoring Blog”- which in itself is a proof of usefulness of the content, and NASA used those videos as reference material for studying impact of the disaster.
Here is a link to Professor Petley’s blog using Pamir Times’ videos (with proper references, as always).
It is a matter of satisfaction that our content is proving to be useful for scientific purposes as well. The significance of E – content produced by citizen journalists for helping academicians and research organization is established by this example, in our opinion.
Learning a lesson from the example, PAMIR TIMES invites the youth of Gilgit – Baltistan, and elsewhere if they are reading the blog, to start observing and exploring their surroundings and engage in creation of useful E – Content for publishing online.
From our three years long blogging experience we can assure you that internet as as a medium has finished the boundaries of time, space, reach and access.
Well done Team Pamir Times. And a special congratulations to Zulfiqar Ali Khan, our information hero!