Poverty

Senegal: Shedding Light on Poverty Issues, 2010-2011

Reporter Deyna Ba at her desk at L’Observateur

Senegal: Shedding Light on Poverty Issues, 2010-2011

Reporter Deyna Ba at her desk at L’Observateur

Nov 22011

ICFJ now accepting applications for 2012 International Reporting Fellowship Program

For a second year, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will offer the “Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists.”

Through this fellowship, journalists of color gain foreign reporting experience and an opportunity to cover important international issues that resonate with their communities.

Applicants must present a project proposal in their application, detailing the reporting project they would be interested in pursuing.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday January 16, 2012.

هذا هو الجزء الثالث والأخير من اجتماع مدير برنامج المركز الدولي للصحفيين في القاهرة، السيد/يحيى غانم، بمرشّح الانتخابات الرئاسية القادمة، الدكتور/عبدالله الأشعل. الاجتماع هو جزء من برنامج المركز الدولي للصحفيين في مصرالذي سيعقد خمس اجتماعات في القاهرة على مدى الـ 15 شهراً المقبلة لإعطاء الفرصة للجمهور لإيصال أصواتهم إلى الطبقة الحاكمة. سيساعد المركز الصحفيين والمشاركين في برنامجه على وضع الموظفين العموميين سواء أكانوا من المرشحين في الحملة الانتخابية، أم تم انتخابهم بالفعل، أو تم تعيينهم، في متناول الجمهور للتعريف بخدماتهم.

Sep 282011

Mobile News Service Empowers India’s Most Isolated Citizens

In the remote regions of India, demand is growing for access to Shu Choudhary’s cell phone network -- which allows citizens to send and receive news reports in their own language for the very first time.

Knight Fellow Meredith Beal is working with the African Media Initiative, the only group of media owners on the continent, to find new revenue streams.

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.

Jun 152011

In Tanzania, technology helps shortening the distance between cities and farms

It takes me nine hours of driving only on smooth tarmac to cover the 435 miles from Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam to Arusha in the north, but some of my citizen journalist trainees require two days to cover 100 miles or so to reach the venue for our sessions. So they set off a day earlier from their homes to arrive at the same time that I do.

Apr 182011

In Malawi, the battle over trees pits the poor population against the government

Editor note: Knight Fellow Edem Djokotoe discusses contrasting philosophies between a government bent on prosecuting the charcoal industry and a rural population dependent on its profits.

Two weeks after he returned from the UN climate change conference in December, Malawi’s energy minister, Grain Malunga, made a controversial public pronouncement: “Arrest all charcoal sellers.”

Prosecuting them, he argued, would save the country from the devastating effects of deforestation and deter others from chopping down trees for charcoal.