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Central Africa’s Crisis is Testing Local, Independent Media

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by EJC

Locally sustained media outlets have taken root across Africa following bitter conflicts. But when political tensions tip into spiraling violence, as they have in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), these news organizations have emerged as a bastion for lifesaving information... Read More


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The Human Side of Aid: A Story of Syrian Refugee

Published on March 24th, 2014 | by EJC

We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria. ... Read More


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Trauma in Journalism: What Every Freelancer at Risk Needs to Know

Published on March 18th, 2014 | by EJC

Freelancers have particular vulnerabilities when reporting in fragile situations - isolation, lack of support and limited access to appropriate training. Gavin Rees, from the Dart Centre Europe, provides information on self-care and trauma craft reporting issues for freelance journalists... Read More


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Radio Gafsa: A New Program For A Changing Society

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by EJC

At the Tunisian state broadcaster, Radio Tunisienne, a fundamental transformation has been underway since the revolution that deposed former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in early 2011, Anne Bennet explains how the Swiss NGO Fondation Hirondelle has helped along this process... Read More


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Featured Tool: Humanitarian Data Toolkit

Published on February 4th, 2014 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines the Humanitarian Data Toolkit. ... Read More


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How to Ditch Photo Metadata

Published on January 30th, 2014 | by EJC

For any journalist protecting a source or reporting in dangerous environments, it is important to know how to remove geotagged metadata from photos. Lauren Kirchner provides step-by-step guidelines on how to hide data that could reveal sensitive locations... Read More


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Propping Up Professional Journalism in Times of Transition

Published on January 28th, 2014 | by EJC

Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition... Read More


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Postcards From Mali

Published on January 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

Africa isn’t all terrorism, famine and disease. Amy Maxman investigates other stories from the African Continent and explains why it is important to tell them. ... Read More


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First Grenada, Now Jamaica, and Next…?

Published on January 13th, 2014 | by EJC

IPI and its regional partner, the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM), are currently leading a campaign to abolish defamation as a criminal offence in the Caribbean. Scott Griffen recounts progress and the road ahead... Read More


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A Google for India’s Poor

Published on January 7th, 2014 | by EJC

Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their phone and making their voice heard... Read More


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First National Audience Media Survey of South Sudan Finds Radio the Most Accessible Source of Information

Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by EJC

Information that is accessible, trustworthy, and responsive to local needs is of critical importance in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, where citizens face challenges including poverty, regional and ethnic conflict, and lack of infrastructure. A new report by Internews suggests that radio could be used to bridge these information gaps... Read More


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The Journalists’ Uprising: EuroMaidan in Ukraine

Published on December 30th, 2013 | by EJC

On November 21, Mustafa Nayyem, one of Ukraine’s top journalists, called on his Facebook friends and followers to gather at the Monument of Independence at 10.30 p.m. to protest against the government’s decision to back away from European Union integration talks. The gathering has now grown into a massive, well co-ordinated, socially networked protest movement in which the Ukrainian media has come of age... Read More


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