SDG 4: Quality Education
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: WSA Young Innovators
  • Category: Young Innovators
  • Producer: Khan Suny Md Ashraf
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • URL: http://ww25.write3.com/

Write3 is a mobile journalism tool and a platform enabling users to send texts, images, audio or video files via internet directly from a mobile phone to Write3’s mobile journalism portal. True to the basic philosophy of mobile grassroots journalism, Write3 helps mobile phone users to uncover the truth as journalists and as conscious citizens. The process of participation is simple, quick and user friendly, as to be expected with a mass user-based technology. After downloading the software to the mobile phone from the internet, users can take photographs, shoot video or capture audio directly on the mobile phone, adding a title and description before uploading it. The uploaded multimedia news is submitted to the online news journal of Write3.com and can be viewed and commented on instantly from both mobiles and internet. Much needed in countries like Bangladesh which are hungry for independent and politically uncontrived news at the grassroots level, Write3 provides a social media platform where citizens can be heard. Developed primarily in English and the Bangla local language, Write3 will expand to other languages by end of 2011.