San Francisco
–, the San Francisco-based developer of a citizen journalist
site, said on Friday that it has launched a global news desk where professional
and amateur reporters will provide regular in-countries from 30 major cities around
the world. Each of the cities, including Bagdad, Beijing,
Cairo and London,
will have its own landing page on the site, featuring local news. "Our
international news bureau operation integrates local and regional issues —
that normally receive little to no media coverage –into the greater global
conversation," said Aki Hashmi, the CMO of


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