Author Archives: EJC

The Journalists’ Uprising: EuroMaidan In Ukraine

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


Six Handy GPS Trackers

December 12th, 2013 | by EJC

If you work in hostile environments it is vital that somebody knows where you are. Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers are handy pieces of kit to help journalists stay safe in the field. Helena Williams, from INSI, reviews six devices


Roundup: Drone Journalism In Tacloban

December 9th, 2013 | by EJC

While initially used as a military tool, drones – or “unmanned aerial systems/vehicles” –are now also employed in civil appliances, as in in journalism. Lisa Dupuy talks to Eric Feijten about how he used drones to cover the Yolanda/Haiyan super typhoon in the Philippines


Success Through Social Media In Nigeria

December 5th, 2013 | by EJC

Aveseh Asough looks at how BBC Media Action's social media training sessions at partner radio stations in Nigeria have helped instigate social change and participation.


A Regional Approach To Journalists’ Safety

December 2nd, 2013 | by EJC

Every day around the world, untold numbers of journalists are threatened and have their phones and computers hacked. These journalists and their colleagues live in a state of constant pressure and psychological stress. As an effort to address this problem, IREX launched a pilot project in 2013, Supporting Access to Free Expression (S.A.F.E.).


Jordan: Journalist Uncovers Widespread Child Abuse

November 26th, 2013 | by EJC

While researching institutions for disabled children, Jordanian journalist Hanan Khandagji found harrowing cases of child abuse. Her efforts were recently recognized by the German Development Media Award.



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