Browsing the "Africa" Tag

4 Low-Tech Solutions For Communications In Emergencies

August 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.


Challenges For Media Development In Liberia

August 21st, 2015 | by EJC

Ken Harper, director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University in the United States, has spent seven years working on media development in Liberia. In this audio interview, he explains his personal journey from the United States to Liberia, where he learnt about its culture, resilience and drive to rebuild a fairer society after the civil war partly through better, more powerful journalism


No More Flies In Their Eyes?

August 7th, 2015 | by EJC

How do the photos used by development organisations affect perceptions of international development? How do agencies ensure that images preserve their subjects’ dignity? Has social media created new opportunities for self-representation, or just reinforced the use of outdated visual clichés


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



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