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  • When government food deliveries provided for malnourished children in rural India suddenly stopped around the first of the year, Savita Rath and other indigenous workers who care for the children did the best they could to provide meals.

    But with food supplies dwindling, Savita also picked up a cell phone and filed a report through CGNet Swara, a mobile news network created by Knight International Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary.

    April 01, 2011
  • The country’s first television news agency run by women launched in Dhaka this week. Established with the assistance of Knight International Journalism Fellow Kawser Mahmud, the Television News Agency (TVNA) not only offers a valuable new outlet for independent news, but also gives hands-on training for aspiring young women journalists.

    The agency is a joint project of Knight International and the Bangladesh Center for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC).

    January 07, 2011
  • It’s been nearly a year since Léogâne, Haiti, just fifteen miles from the epicenter of January’s earthquake, was reduced to rubble. Non-governmental organizations have pledged the funds to build more than 28,000 transitional shelters for local residents, but so far only a fraction of them have actually been constructed. Thousands of residents are still stranded in makeshift tent camps.

    This month, a team of investigative reporters I’m training managed to expose, in a front-page report in Haiti’s only daily newspaper, some of the reasons for the delays.

    December 10, 2010