Vikalpa has launched a new micro-site on Twitter with short reports generated by its citizen journalist network in the Eastern Province on election related violence and malpractices. Please visit our Eastern Elections 2008 site for the latest updates, that are also featured on Vikalpa (see column in the middle).
This is the first time in Sri Lanka that reports via SMS from citizens at the grassroots are being used to provide perspectives from the Eastern Province in the lead up to and on the day of the elections (10th May 2008).
While we cannot check the veracity of each SMS we receive in a timely manner, we hope and expect that citizens themselves will actively engage with reports posted on our micro-site and alert us with clarifications, updates and alternative perspectives of their own.
You can get RSS alerts of our reports and even sign up wih Twitter for free and get updates on your mobile, wherever you are in the world.
Please send in your election monitoring reports via SMS to Vikalpa at 0777312079.