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AP Explores Citizen-Newsgathering Video Feed

Associated Press and live video broadcasting service Bambuser have announced an arrangement to provide Bambuser users with the opportunity to share newsworthy video via the AP.
Bambuser is a free, simple-to-use live video service that allows users to quickly and easily broadcast, watch and share live video through mobile phones and computers. The platform also enables instant sharing to the world’s favorite social networks including Facebook, Twitter and many more.’
“Our cooperation with AP is significant to us and a natural step to take,” said Bambuser Executive Chairman Hans Eriksson. “For the first time, the work of any Bambuser user can be shared and acknowledged in potentially all major media outlets. This is a real breakthrough for content providers as they can contribute to the wider story with their unique footage.”
The AP will be able to access and use Bambuser content it vets, verifies and considers newsworthy. As part of the arrangement with Bambuser, the AP also will explore use of Bambuser’s live video platform as a newsgathering tool for AP journalists.
They say: ‘The agreement between Bambuser and AP provides a unique opportunity for all Bambuser users to achieve worldwide distribution and get recognised for their content with full credit. People using Bambuser can easily let AP distribute content to all media globally under AP’s terms of use, through the settings on the platform.’