We are citizen livestreamers. People like you are us.
Independence Live is a collective of citizen livestreamers who produce live video at events, which the mainstream media will not cover. We have livestreamed over 800 events since November 2013 and all for FREE. Our success and continued growth is down to the dedication of our volunteers and the support of our viewers. We cover political, social and cultural events and news stories in Scotland but also across the globe using Skype livestreams with our foreign citizen correspondents.
We have two main aims: one is to facilitate and democratise the news coverage from anywhere by using citizen livestreamers and a second is to further expand our group across Scotland. We currently have over 25 individuals involved including a Glasgow and Edinburgh group.
Scotland has emerged from its independence referendum in 2014 with a vibrant and innovative new media sector. Each of these media organisations performs a different role, often on a very modest funding model, so collaboration is of vital importance to maximise the reach and efficency of our new media. Independence Live continues to be at the centre of these collaborations. Here are some examples of our work with other media organisations in Scotland.