Our Impact

We design all of our programs to deliver maximum results. By investing heavily in monitoring and evaluating our initiatives, we show how good journalism can improve societies.

  • 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
  • Two health-related news stories published in Mozambique’s influential weekly Savana have won a prestigious award for best feature reporting in southern Africa. Knight International Journalism Fellow Mercedes Sayagues worked extensively with both young journalists to develop their skills and create strong health coverage in Mozambique.

    “Eating Sand” by Salane Muchanga, and “Fainting Spells at Quisse Mavota School: A Conflict of Knowledge” by Alves Talala, share the award for “Best Feature in Southern Africa” in the Gender and Media Awards.

    March 24, 2011
  • The headline in The Guardian’s Kilimo Kwanza read, “US $40 million tractors still gathering dust and rust.” The lead story made it clear that the Tanzanian government’s plan to sell tractors to farmers was a flop. The tractors were purchased with a government loan from India—and the plan was to pay the loan back as the tractors were sold. The story detailed how farmers who desperately needed the tractors simply couldn’t afford to buy them.

    March 08, 2011