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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 Has social media created new opportunities for self-representation, or just reinforced the use of outdated visual clichés


Social Media For Disaster Response – Done Right!

July 29th, 2015 | by EJC

To say that Indonesia’s capital is prone to flooding would be an understatement. Well over 40% of Jakarta is at or below sea level. Add to this a rapidly growing population of over 10 million and you have a recipe for recurring disasters. But Jakarta is also flooded with information during disasters. Patrick Meier looks at how Indonesians sort fact from fiction


VOA Interview: Russian Journalist Says News Blackout On Tsarnaev Trial Possible

June 22nd, 2015 | by EJC

Russian-language news coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing trial has been largely non-existent. One of the only major news outlets with regular reporting on the trial is Ekho Moskvy, an independent, influential radio station and news Web site in Moscow. The station’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, spoke to Fatima Tlisova in an exclusive interview for


Fidel Is Dead? Long Live Fidel?

June 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Fidel Castro is no stranger to death rumours. On January 9th 2015, Twitter was awash with such gossip once again - and the claims continued to spread even after larger media organisations had already dispelled the rumours. But how exactly did the rumours start? MO* reconstructs the rumour mill in this “making off”


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 To Live-Tweet A Dangerous Police Standoff

May 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Armed with an iPhone, content creation apps, and social media, a reporter is able to provide a vivid picture of a SWAT standoff to a huge audience within seconds, but those modern tools need to be tempered with old-school journalistic judgment and restraint


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



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