Browsing the "Africa" Tag

‘Disruptive’ Mobile Plays Well With ‘Older’ Radio

December 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Many of us in developed countries find it annoying when somebody calls and hangs up before you can answer. But in developing countries, “missed calls” are becoming an extremely cost-effective cue for transmitting and obtaining information—without incurring fees for voice calls or text messages


Humanity In The News: An Italian Case Study On How To Tell The Migrant Story

December 12th, 2014 | by EJC

One of the toughest tests of ethical journalism in Europe is the tragic story of migration involving thousands of poverty-stricken men, women and children from Africa and the Middle East – many of them fugitives from war – who risk their lives to make a perilous sea crossing in search of sanctuary on the shores of Italy and Spain


The Importance Of Dispelling Rumours In The Tana Delta

July 15th, 2014 | by EJC

The dynamics of conflict are constantly changing, and given the pace of innovations in technology it is apparent that the traditional triggers of conflicts are also changing. Factors such as misinformation and disinformation play a role in sparking conflict in rural Kenya, and the Una Hakika project is stepping in to counter such catalysts by providing accurate, trustworthy information that residents of the Tana Delta can rely on


Central Africa’s Crisis Is Testing Local, Independent Media

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


Radio Gafsa: A New Program For A Changing Society

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


Postcards From Mali

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.



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