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Between the Lines and Truthloader host Citizen Journalism Challenge

TruthloaderJoin Between the Lines and Truthloader’s Mobile Citizen Journalism Challenge: Make a film on your mobile, upload it, and get the chance to see your video featured online for the world to see.

Between the Lines and citizen journalism YouTube channel Truthloader ask: “What’s your angle on the world?”

What are you passionate about? What gets your goat? What does the mainstream media miss?
What’s your perspective?

Make a film on your mobile phone on a topic you care about or a subject you want to investigate and send in your video before 12 April. Whether you want to highlight an issue, give someone else a voice or tell a story that’s personal to
you, this is your chance to say it in your way.

If you posess some editing skills then edit your footage into a neat little film, but if you haven’t got a clue then just send in your one-take videos – it really doesn’t matter as they’re equally judged.

To find out more about Truthloader and the types of content they host, then subscribe to the channel and watch their top 20 videos here.

If your video is selected as one of the top five entries it will be featured on the Truthloader Youtube site in May 2013. The overall winner will receive an Iphone5 handset and the latest three DVDs from documentary distributor Dogwoof.

The rules

– Films must be between 1 minute and 5 minutes in length
– Films must be filmed solely on a mobile phone
– Entries must be received by 12 April 2013
– UK entries only
– Joint entries are accepted.

How to enter?

Enter your film by self-publishing it online and then spreading the word to us. All films must be uploaded to YouTube. Once your film is online, send us the link one of two ways, Either email the link to with the subject ‘Mobile Citizen Journalism Challenge’ or tweet the link to @BTLfest with the hashtag #BTLcitizenjournalism.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 April 2013.

If you have any questions, email

Good luck people!


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Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentaries and the film production industry. When she is not blogging or watching films, she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.

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