Streaming video from phones has changed the game. Where once a government could issue a clampdown, and stifle reporting by closing off the mainstream media, now live, on-scene reporting is a multi-headed hydra. Activist groups know the importance of ensure their situation is seen globally, and train new recruits on how to stream video, so that no matter what happens, the world is a witness.
This is the story of Spilno.tv, a group of Ukrainian "streamers" who kept the pictures flowing despite the best efforts of pro-Russian forces trying to jam their freedom-fighting message. Try as they might, Moscow can't disturb the flow of the streamers.
Authors: Dusan Sekulovic and Dmytro Kolchynskyy
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