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New Media Could Topple ‘Helicopter Journalism’ In Africa

Published on May 28th, 2015 | by EJC

In a panel discussion held at the 15th International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, journalist Tolu Ogunlesi from Nigeria used the term 'helicopter journalism' to describe the way Western media often approach and represent the developing world. Lou Del Bello explains what this term means and how new media is helping to combat it... Read More


News & Analysis

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Humanitarian UAV Missions In Nepal: Early Observations

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by EJC

When harnessed successfully, UAV technology can provide timely, high-resolution aerial data to inform humanitarian responses. However, as Patrick Meier explains through his experience responding to the recent Nepal Earthquake, leveraging a new, unfamiliar technology for disaster response can also present major challenges... Read More


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How To Live-Tweet A Dangerous Police Standoff

Published on May 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Armed with an iPhone, content creation apps, and social media, a reporter is able to provide a vivid picture of a SWAT standoff to a huge audience within seconds, but those modern tools need to be tempered with old-school journalistic judgment and restraint... Read More


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Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by EJC

The self-declared Republic of Somaliland, otherwise a veritable beacon of democracy and good governance in the Horn of Africa, is often criticised for its attitude to the media. Illegal arrests and detentions of journalists and editors are common; but maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem... Read More


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