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Demotix has hit its first million images!



We still can’t get anyone to pronounce our name properly, and still can’t seem to settle down (office number 9), but 4 yrs after launching in January 2009, we’ve come a long way.

What started as a simple idea – to create a safe platform for free speech that doubled as a new wire-service for the news – has grown up. We’re not quite adults yet, but reckon we’ve hit bolshy adolescence.

Last week, we broke 75,000 stories.
Today, we broke a million images.

From our first front page (thank you, Guardian) to breaking the Oslo bombings, reporting on street fights :) in Tehran, and sharing England’s true moment of glory at the Euros 2012, we’ve come a long way.

We owe an enormous debt of gratidude to 2 groups of people:
1. All the photographers and reporters (34,000 and counting) all around the world (we reckon we’re in over 200 territories and countries) who put their trust in us to share their stories with the world.
2. All the picture editors, journalists and distributors who took a chance with a scrappy little start-up with a mission.
Without you both, nothing…

We’re humbled and proud of what we have achieved together, and immensely grateful for your ongoing support.

http://www.demotix.com/1-million-images

On to the next million, and hasta la revolución siempre!

- The Demotix Team

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