PANAJI: Bloggers, citizen journalists, community groups and those passing on RTI information to journalists are making journalism a powerful entity, reputed freelance journalist from the United Kingdom Rosie Waterhouse said.
She was speaking at an interactive session on investigative journalism organized by the Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) and International Centre Goa at Dona Paula. Phillip Knightley, former special correspondent with 'The Sunday Times', was the other speaker. Waterhouse denied that readymade RTI information would make journalists lazy.
Knightley, in turn, said it was becoming clear that the Wikileaks saga has changed journalism and a citizen's relationship with the government forever. "This is not about some temporary embarrassment to governments and their leaders, but a sea change in the way we are ruled and the information we are entitled to expect about how decisions about our future are made," he said.