Ohmynews et Softbank vont joindre leurs forces pour développer à l'international le modèle du site de journalisme citoyen koréen. "OhmyNews and Softbank signed a comprehensive investment contract valued at US$11million on February 22 after both parties agreed to form a strategic partnership in spreading citizen participatory journalism on the global stage", explique le communiqué de presse (ici).
"Softbank will invest US$5.2million to OhmyNews. OhmyNews will spend the invested funds on the expansion of OhmyTV, an Internet television arm of OhmyNews, to advance citizen participation in the video journalism and the development of OhmyNews' English language edition, pushing citizen participatory journalism to the next level."
Pour ce montant, Softbank possédera 12,95 % de Ohmynews.
(source : Ohmynews, via Jeff Jarvis)