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Maintaining Media Standards Amidst Change

July 15th, 2015 | by EJC

In Indonesia, the media is controlled only by a few people, and the involvement of media owners in political parties undercuts the credibility of journalists. Leading up to the 2014 general elections, the Aliansi Jurnalis Independen expressed its concerns


Engaging The Public In The Budget: Twitter Chats In Kenya

March 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Debates on budgetary matters can be quite technical and difficult for laypeople to understand. IBP Kenya experimented with Twitter to see if it could make the topic more accessible for audiences. Vivian Magero and John Kinuthia outline their results


Micronarratives In Georgia: How To Collect Feedback From Citizen Experts

February 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Unlike a traditional survey, which asks people to answer a specific question, a project in Georgia used triads so that people telling their stories could also interpret their own response. By using these 'micronarratives', innovators were able to see how behaviour and perceptions evolve over time as well as the effectiveness of measures designed to improve social conditions


Can Data Visualization Make It Easier To Crowdsource Corruption Monitoring?

December 19th, 2014 | by EJC

While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society


Journalists Stand For Election In Ukraine

October 9th, 2014 | by EJC

A record number of journalists in Ukraine are planning to stand for parliament in the country’s forthcoming election, saying that “transforming the system from within” will be more effective than simply criticising politicians. But public reaction to the news that at least 12 journalists have joined election lists, has been mixed


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.).


After the War: Reflections On Reporting In Post-Conflict Societies

November 8th, 2013 | by EJC

What comes after war? How long does the shadow of violence linger in people’s memory? This post examines some of the issues that journalists will have to be aware of when reporting in that fragile post-conflict situation, as well as the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction



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