Radio/Audio

Aug 32012

Russia-U.S. Journalist Exchange Program’s Recruitment to Reopen

Program dates have been set, and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will reopen its recruitment of U.S. journalists to take part in the first round of the Young Media Professionals Exchange Program, a two-year initiative between the United States and Russia. ICFJ’s work in the program is supported with a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

**ICFJ will accept applications from U.S. journalists online from Aug.

Founding member of the International Association of Religion Journalists Rachel Kohn talks about the importance of connecting journalists across borders.

Founding member of the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) Indeewari Dona of Sri Lanka's ART Television talks about the role religion has played in her country's conflicts and how quality religion reporting can help ease tensions.

Apr 52012

Radio Journalists in Rural South Africa Find a New Way to Report Health News

It was with a bit of misgiving that I recently headed to Limpopo province to work with reporters at the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s regional station. The national office back in Johannesburg was hankering for stories about ordinary people amid constant unrest. The idea was to get reporters out of the main city, Polokwane, and into the field, fields being quite literal since Limpopo is 90% rural and one of the poorest provinces in South Africa.

Polokwane, however, has been a cauldron of political activity – at times, that can be taken literally.

SABC Radio Report: Sheshe Village

Shibu records the sounds of the women working to clear the stream. (Photo by Brenda Wilson)

SABC Radio Report: Sheshe Village

Shibu (with microphone) interviews the women who voluntarily clean the springs in Sheshe village. (Photo by Brenda Wilson)

South Africa Sheshe Village

Sheshe village is in Limpopo province in the northern part of South Africa, near the Tropic of Capricorn. (Photo by Brenda Wilson)

Senegal: Shedding Light on Poverty Issues

Manuela Huyghues Despointes, a French journalist with extensive experience in Francophone Africa, is working with the daily newspaper L’Observateur and its sister radio station RFM, to produce daily coverage of poverty-related issues that receive scant media attention.

Recent stories focused on high health-care costs at public hospitals, coastal erosion threatening to displaced residents, and a heavily polluted canal in the middle of the capital.

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