During Social Media Week in Washington, D.C., Ben Colmery, deputy director of ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellowships, explained how Knight Fellows in Panama, India, Indonesia and the Middle East are leveraging technologies for media development.

Mar 52012

Tackling the Challenges of a Thriving, Free Press in Haiti

GlobalPost's GroundTruth blog featured the work of Knight International Journalism Fellow Kathie Klarreich, working in Haiti to build a network of trained investigative journalists. It details the many, many challenges journalists in that country face, not the least of which includes newsrooms that still have not recovered from the devastation of the January 2010.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Launch a Storytelling Challenge to Spur Innovative Coverage of Health and Development

Knight International Journalism Fellow Joseph Warungu led the launch of an Africa-wide storytelling contest to encourage better coverage of Africa’s growth, development, health and quality of life. The challenge sought in-depth features; data-driven journalism; and other entries that used innovative tools to engage the public or tell stories.