CrossRiverWatch Launches “Citizen Reporters” Technology With SMS Option

In Breaking News, Business & Economy, Education, National News, Reports, Tech

By Jonathan Ugbal

Following the deployment of the iReport platform and Media Communication network bot by CRWatch resources, publishers of CrossRiverWatch.

CrossRiverWatch (A Nigerian media BRAND with a Global reach) is announcing the launch of CrossRiverWatch Media Network Bot (CRiW-MNet Bot).

The internet robot called CrossRiverWatch Bot is based on the Telegram Messenger.

This makes CrossRiverWatch the FIRST Media Service Provider in Nigeria nay Africa to be delivering Artificial Intelligence driven Media Communication to our global audience, following in the footsteps of CNN and BBC.

Our Bot (internet robot) driven service enable us to work closely with our global audience to create and propagate NEWS and other information using innovative, intuitive, new-age communication systems.

Our Bot driven media service enables seamless Multimedia (i.e. text, photo, audio, video) Multichannel, 24/7 communication using the mobile phone and other personal electronnic devices between CrossRiverWatch and our teeming readers, viewers and listeners of our online news, tv and radio features respectively.

This new service also features the Citizens Reporters Technology with SMS option that allow citizens to send in report from anywhere in the world to be published on our platform without any limitations, using telegram messaging app and SMS where internet or smart phones are not available.

To report an incident in Cross River state, use the:

USSD-like/SMS Approach:

Enter *911*ReportCode*Address*CR*Comment#

And send to 08071777770

ReportCode include:




Health Emergency



Broken Water Pipe

Power Outage

Traffic Congestion

Consumer Protection / Lost Item (available as just ‘lost’),

Consumer Protection/Found Item (available as just ‘found’),

Car Snatching (available as ‘car’, or ‘car snatch’)

For example, if I want to report a case of kidnapping in Anantigha in Calabar South, Cross River, I will type:

*911*kidnapping*Annantigha calabar*CR*someone was just kidnapped#

And send to 08071777770.

That message will instantly notify CrossRiverWatch of the incident which can then be escalated in the news.

To send us picture, audio, video or livestream reports, kindly download Telegram instant messenger from any of the app stores.

Visit the iOS (Apple), Windows, or Google Playstore (Android); search for Telegram messenger; Install it and register; search for the CrossRiverWatch Bot; click on ‘START’ and follow the clear instructions from the CrossRiverWatch MNet Bot.”

With CRiW MNet, you don’t keep in touch with the news, the news keeps in touch with you.

You need to experience it to believe it!

CRiW Bot was donated to CrossRiverWatch by our partner, an indigenous Cross River technology company, Aurora Loreli Limited (A2L) – developers of enterpise, Bot-driven, mobile first, Software applications as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Internet Bots are trending across the world now with industry experts saying that people will now be able to chat with companies and publishers like they would do with their friends.

This is because most Bots like the CrossRiverWatch Bot provides personalized content and experience based on user’s preferences and interest and according to a CHATBOTSMAGAZINE report could definitely help publishers increase customer engagement as well as customer retention.

This is achievable as using semi-automated mechanism within messaging apps helps publishers and Media companies to achieve greater scale and control with less manpower.

The report concluded that Bots “are going to become more and more intelligent with access to your data like YouTube/Browser history, messages, online activity etc.

“With this, you are bound to get news articles which you absolutely love to read.”

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


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