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EJC: Young journalist becomes Facebook hit during Romanian protests
Romanian protests (photo source: sfexaminer.com) 

On the night that saw the most violent protests in Romania in 20 years, Vlad Ursulean was in downtown Bucharest, amongst hundreds of young people throwing rocks at the riot police. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a scarf, just like them. But he was armed with a camera instead of rocks.

In mid-January, Ursulean published his first account of the protests on his blog. The post received 5000 Likes on Facebook and intensified his readers’ appetite for more of the same reporting. Ursulean told the story of a violent night in which “the apathetic youth who kill time in clubs and save the world with a Like” took to the streets to show their anger at the current social and political situation in their country.

Read the rest of the article on the European Journalism Centre website.

 


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