Several videos of police brutality have emerged in the recent years sparking debates around racism and police aggression toward African Americans in the US. The video of the Goerge Floyd where he is heard saying "I cant breathe " sparked worldwide protests in support of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign and calls for law enforcement reforms. Today we put the spotlight on citizen journalism through social media platforms and its contribution in empowering citizens to use the medium to draw attention to incidents that would otherwise be swept under the carpet. For more Udo Carelse spoke to Wits University Caxton professor of journalism, Anton Harber