Browsing the "Local Storytelling" Tag

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


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


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


Muslim Women In South Thailand Empowered To Develop Their Own Citizen News Reports

January 30th, 2015 | by EJC

Thai PBS conducts training and workshops for citizens in various regions of Thailand to train them on the basics of broadcasting journalism and give marginalised communities the opportunity to have their voices heard. Recently, a group of Muslim women aged between 30 and 60 years old attended the training and Angelique Reid from UNDP Thailand reports on their results



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