Latin American journalists trained at Knight International’s Digital Journalism Center in Mexico have created a host of multimedia Web sites on such issues as swine flu in Mexico, elections in Costa Rica and pollution in El Salvador.
The 2009 German Burns Award winner looks at resistance by stressed U.S. homeowners facing eviction, while the Kennan Commentary Award winner looks at the changed meaning and interpretation of German “angst.”
Dili, Timor-Leste: More than 100 journalists, diplomats, representatives of TL media organisations and other participants gathered in Dili on Sunday May 3rd to mark World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included a number of local journalists, as well as US Ambassador Hans Klemm.
Accused of promoting the religious radicalism that inspired the Sept. 11 attacks, Saudi Arabia has stepped up efforts to reform its school curriculum, but clerical opposition means change will be slow, analysts say.
Paul Cristian Radu did not expect a global response to his new investigative journalism guide, “Follow the Money – A Digital Guide to Tracking Corruption.” Radu, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, introduced the manual at the European Investigative Conference in Brussels in November 2008.
He was not surprised that the guide resonated in Eastern Europe, where he is training reporters in investigative journalism techniques during his Fellowship.
In 2009, police refused to let a legislative leader of the Malaysian state of Perak, Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin, from entering the State Secretariat building. Trainee Ainuddin Aminuddin captured the episode on film. Nizar was asked to resign for allegedly losing the confidence of the majority of the state assembly members.