Nonprofit live-streams committee hearings

Landmark News Service

RICHMOND — Ameratu Kamara unpacked her backpack and got to work early Friday morning.

The only things she needed: a tripod, an iPod and Wi-Fi.

Those are the tools of transparency.

Within minutes, the junior criminal justice major and political science minor from Virginia Commonwealth University was prepared to do what the General Assembly has refused to do for years: video record, live-stream and archive a committee hearing.