Author Archives: EJC

Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

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


Aid Workers Or Journalists: Who Should Report The News?

April 24th, 2015 | by EJC

Shrinking editorial budgets have resulted in journalists turning to aid agencies to cover news from the frontlines of crises. Is this a threat to editorial integrity or are aid agencies filling a growing gap in foreign reporting


Exile Radio Station Gives Syrians A Voice

April 10th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, and it has become increasingly difficult to report from inside the country. The Sida supported radio station Rozana gives civilians an independent voice with the help of 70 citizen reporters


A Basic Guide To Using Microphones With Mobiles

April 1st, 2015 | by EJC

Remember that sound is half the story. Paying close attention to the quality of the sound you're recording is an easy way to improve the overall quality of your video, and increase the impact of the story you have to tell


New Tools Heat Up Censorship Arms Race

March 27th, 2015 | by EJC

Online censorship may be as old as the Internet, but in today’s high-tech world, it is increasingly a perpetual arms race between censors looking for better ways to probe and muzzle, and a circumvention community looking to help the censored get and send information while protecting their digital identity



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