The Grauniad is reporting that the International Herald-Tribune has struck a deal with South Korean collborative citizen-journo project OhmyNews. Details are still sketchy, but it looks as though the paper is looking to expand its coverage in Asia by running stories written by the open-source news site’s 40,000+ freelancers.

Founded in early 2000, OhmyNews has been a major media phenomenon in Korea. It played a decisive role in the December 2002 election of president Roh Moo Hyun. Roh granted his very first post-election interview to OhmyNews. The project currently claims to have reporters in 89 countries.

-Eoin O’Carroll