Citizen Journalism

Brazil - Ilha Redonda

The beautiful Ilha Redonda, one of the six Cagarras Islands on the coast of Rio. Sustainable development is a challenge for the protection of this important biodiversity hotspot. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Brazil - Andrew Ochieng for Citizen TV in Rio

Kenyan journalist Andrew Ochieng shooting for Citizen TV from the boat on the coast of Rio (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Jun 282012

After Rio+20, the Role of Journalists is Even More Important

At the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, I came prepared to learn about new challenges journalists around the world will face as they try to find accurate information about environmental and development issues. As a Knight International Journalism Fellow, I also came armed with some practical approaches for addressing these new challenges – at least here in the Amazon region where my work is based.

Brazil - Ilha Redonda

The beautiful Ilha Redonda, one of the six Cagarras Islands on the coast of Rio. Sustainable development is a challenge for the protection of this important biodiversity hotspot. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Brazil - Andrew Ochieng for Citizen TV in Rio

Kenyan journalist Andrew Ochieng shooting for Citizen TV from the boat on the coast of Rio. (Credit: Gustavo Faleiros)

Panama - anniversary cake

The anniversary cake included a familiar logo.

Jun 202012

Digital Map Brings Change for Good: A Reason to Celebrate in Panama

One of the most important goals of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program is to produce impact that benefits society. I think we have done that in Panama. In the two years since we launched Mi Panama Transparente, the digital map has provided a platform that helps journalists and citizens track crime and corruption across the country.

Panama - MPT anniversary presser

To recognize the two-year anniversary of his digital mapping platform, Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra held a press conference that attracted representatives from all of the Mi Panama Transparente partner organizations.

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MPT map2

Citizens can use the map to report a wide range of crimes, giving details about the time and location of each incident.