Oct 172012

Colombian Media Rely on Mapping to Track Crime, Corruption, Environmental Issues

There have been changes in Colombia since I arrived here 14 months ago. Peace talks between the oldest guerrilla group and the government are beginning. A free trade agreement with the United States is in place, and a country once known for drug trafficking, violence and kidnappings is now seen as one of Latin America’s most attractive places to invest.

In a different way, we are invested here, too.

I, too, have instigated changes.

Sep 282012

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt addresses journalism students at Tsinghua University

On September 24, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt spoke to journalism students at Tsinghua University about the Internet's role as a digital marketplace for goods and ideas.

Sep 272012

Indian Women Enrolled in Journalism School See Media Career as Path to Empowerment

The World Media Academy has started its new academic year with a new partner: the 9.9 School of Convergence. By joining forces with 9.9, WMA is able to offer its students a multimedia experience that combines print, online and broadcast.

Our 22 students come from the north, south, east and west of this diverse country. We also have one international student, Susma Pradhan, who hails from Thimpu, Bhutan.

Susma is one of 14 women who make up this year's class.

Sep 172012

Blogger who used multimedia to portray Moroccan children’s plight wins top honor

The International Center for Journalists has awarded honors and financial support to five journalists and citizen journalists from throughout the Middle East and North Africa for excellence in using digital technology to cover the pressing public issues of children’s rights, sexual harassment, pollution, and landmines.

Aida Bouya

Aida Bouya first winner-Photo by Frank Folwell


Ali Ghamloush


Arab journalists from across the Middle East are learning to serve their societies through the use of digital media. (Photo by Frank Folwell)


Sherry Ricchiardi participating in ICFJ’s “boot camp” in Jordan, “Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives.”

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This program combines online training with an in-person digital bootcamp to equip journalists to report on public service issues. Here, participants reflect on the skills they learned at the recent boot camp held in Amman, Jordan.