Blogs

  • Mar 182009

    Finally in South Africa!

    Editors Note: Fellow Mia Malan returns to South Africa.

    I’ve been back in Johannesburg for a month now – after an absence of six years in Kenya and the US. So I’m seeing my country through a new set of eyes - mostly because I’ve got more to compare it to than before I left. Many people are negative, which I can understand to some extent – dealing with a constant climate of crime and corruption can be exhausting. But mostly, I see positive changes in South Africa - at least so far.
  • Mar 172009

    Periodista mulitmedia da una serie de tips para publicar en la Web

    En un taller auspiciado por AT&T y la embajada de EEUU, 21 periodistas de 12 países aprenden cómo hacer un periodismo efectivo de servicio público. Hilda García, editora para El Universal en México, dio una serie de tips sobre cómo hacer periodismo multimedia durante un taller del Centro de Periodismo Digital.

    Multimedia cambia la redacción y elimina el estilo autoritario

    • Periodistas deben colaborar en grupos horizontales para producir reportajes multimedia, señala García.
  • Mar 172009

    Check out our Website's new features; nominate a colleague for the Knight International Journalism Award

    The Knight International team has revamped the Fellowship program's website. The home page has been streamlined and we have great new features including new pages with descriptions of the Fellowship projects. Also, we are soliciting nominations for the 2009 Knight International Journalism Awards.

  • Mar 172009

    Journalism in Bolivia

    Greetings from Santa Cruz, Bolivia! The carnival is over and routine has come back to the capital of the eastern part of the country. Santa Cruz was paralised for one week, with thousands of people in the street drinking, throwing water and painting the walls, dancing with loud music... It was really crazy.Today starts a very interesting workshop organised by the ABOCCS, the association that integrates the main university graduates in communication, in Santa Cruz.

  • Mar 172009

    Power Outages Cripple Businesses Including Public Agenda, Newspaper Reports on the Issue

    Since the beginning of the year, several communities in Accra have been experiencing major power outages as well as water shortages. What it means is that the power will go out for hours, crippling some businesses, like Public Agenda. When the power's out we sit around and talk politics and journalism; some people use it as a time to take a walk or go get the standard lunch -- rice and some sort of meat or fish in a sauce made with plenty of palm oil or, if it's Wednesday, fufu with meat or fish (it's heavier food and it keeps the reporters full on production nights).

  • Mar 172009

    Partner Organization Wins Ghana National Honorary Award for "The Best In Print Media"

    Early into our partnership with Public Agenda, which bills itself as "Ghana's only advocacy and development newspaper," the publication received an award from the Ghana National Honorary Awards Hall of Fame for being "the best print media" in the promotion of peace during and after the 2008 presidential elections.  CACG said the newspaper won because of its "independent news presentation and analysis, effective monitoring and supervision of electoral activities before, during and after the 2008 elections towards ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections."

  • Mar 162009

    Internet ya ha derrotado a la prensa impresa, pero los periodistas tienen buen futuro

    En una entrevista ligada a mi presentación en el Congreso de Periodismo Digital en Huesca, España, observé que los periodistas todavía agregan valor a la conversación mediática.

  • Mar 162009

    Internet da a los reporteros el poder de actuar independientemente

    En el Congreso de Periodismo Digital en Huesca, España, la semana pasada, periodistas y editores describían la independencia habían ganado por publicar en la Internet.

    “El Congreso de Periodismo Digital de Huesca se abrió con tres periodistas que trabajan por su cuenta. Tienen su redacción en casa, pero ello no les impide contar viajes a Groenlandia o entrevistar a las FARC en Colombia.
  • Mar 152009

    Stepping into the middle of a long story

    LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — Who is leading the fight against AIDS in Zambia?

    That was the question that brought about 100 people together at the Intercontinental Hotel here today. And the answer was -- not nearly enough of the people who should be. That was the question that brought about 100 people together at the Intercontinental Hotel here today. And the answer was -- not nearly enough of the people who should be.

    Father Michael Kelly, an Irish-born Jesuit priest and now a Zambian and AIDS expert was there.

  • Mar 142009

    Local Radio Station Combats Crime

    At 2:45 a.m., I got a call from my friend, the news editor at the government's ELBC radio station. She whispered armed robbers are at my house. They were driving a pickup truck into the wall of her gated compound, trying to break it down. They cursed and yelled asking her to open the gate. They used iron rods to try to pry it loose, and then one used a metal pole to attempt to vault over the wall.

    She explained that she couldn't get anyone to respond on the emergency services number, which also happens to be 911.