Browsing the "Media" Category

New Media Could Topple ‘Helicopter Journalism’ In Africa

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


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


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


How Photographer Agnes Montanari Is Helping Children Deal With Trauma

March 19th, 2015 | by EJC

Photographer Agnes Montanari has been working with Syrian child refugees in Jordan in hopes of showing them that their lives don’t have to be defined by trauma. Mallary Jean Tenore talked with Montanari about her work and media can be a force for good in emergency settings


Syrian Journalists Say Islamic State Changed The Rules In Aleppo

March 4th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, particularly under areas controlled by the Islamic State. Joanna Paraszczuk reveals the harsh conditions faced by local reporters forced to operate under the rule of the extremist Islamist group


The War Photo No One Would Publish

February 13th, 2015 | by EJC

When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture



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