Pressian is scheduled to launch its own guerrilla TV.

June 6, 2008

Pressian, a South Korean news site well known for its thorough analyses and strong and independent voices, announces that it will join ColorTV, OhmyTV and other guerrilla TVs for broadcasting street rallies live through the web from June 7 to June 10 (starting at 7PM each day).

Guerrilla TVs share a similar format: one or two reporters accompanied by a staff of cameramen, notebook carriers and some logistics people broadcast in real time every single action of protesters and the police alike with occasional interviews. And they have been extremely popular among Korean citizens: ColorTV, a media project of the New Progressive Party and the pioneer in this new, 21st century form of activist journalism, has reportedly reached an audience of 310,000 people in a single day.

PressianTV will feature a liberal political pundit, Kim Min-woong, as one of its reporters. It would be interesting to compare Kim and the star reporter of ColorTV, Jin Joong-gwon.


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