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
March 24th, 2014 | by EJC
We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria.
March 21st, 2014 | by EJC
Ukrainian journalists and social activists are fighting back against what they claim is a flood of distorted, inaccurate coverage of the country’s affairs from the Russian media
March 18th, 2014 | by EJC
Freelancers have particular vulnerabilities when reporting in fragile situations - isolation, lack of support and limited access to appropriate training. Gavin Rees, from the Dart Centre Europe, provides information on self-care and trauma craft reporting issues for freelance journalists
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.
January 2nd, 2014 | by EJC
Information that is accessible, trustworthy, and responsive to local needs is of critical importance in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, where citizens face challenges including poverty, regional and ethnic conflict, and lack of infrastructure. A new report by Internews suggests that radio could be used to bridge these information gaps
December 23rd, 2013 | by EJC
With the purpose of helping journalists from different regions and reaches of the country improve their coverage of the conflict and post-conflict in Colombia, and the goal of creating a network of colleagues that specialize on these issues, several organizations have joined to launch a new digital project, Plataforma de Periodismo
November 15th, 2013 | by EJC
All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.
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
November 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Want to become a social media verification expert? Verification Handbook is a must-have guidebook for all news journalists and aid responders covering unexpected events such as natural and man-made disasters