In 2012, Afghan journalist Mustafa Kazemi (@combatjourno) made global headlines when he live-tweeted a fire-fight between Afghan authorities and Taliban insurgents at a hotel outside Kabul. The method may not have been anything new, but its use by a war correspondent in the heat of battle was. Kazemi told Crikey that live-tweeting remains his preferred method of reporting the ongoing conflict in his country.
Follow Friday: @combatjourno, live-tweeting battle in Afghanistan
In a country bound by government-related media restrictions, live-tweeting breaking news is both a sensible and revolutionary act, says Mustafa Kazemi.