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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


Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

May 6th, 2015 | by EJC

The self-declared Republic of Somaliland, otherwise a veritable beacon of democracy and good governance in the Horn of Africa, is often criticised for its attitude to the media. Illegal arrests and detentions of journalists and editors are common; but maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem


Toxic Information And The Fight Against Ebola

December 10th, 2014 | by EJC

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, media campaigns about Ebola, scripted by health ministries and international organizations, have been broadcast across FM networks and on the few local television stations. Designed to contribute to public education, the messages have, in some cases, produced the opposite effect


Featured Tool: HealthMap

March 21st, 2013 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article centres on 'HealthMap' by Boston’s Children’s Hospital



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