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.

  • After reporter Marcelo Huanco Dorado learned that hospitals in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz faced a critical shortage of ambulances, he immediately posted the story on santacruzhoy.info.

    Created by Knight International Journalism Fellow Celia Cernadas, santacruzhoy.info is more than just a website. It’s also a new nationwide distribution channel for radio reports. Audio postings by rural journalists can be posted on the site and downloaded by radio stations across the country.

    Prior to this, Huanco’s story would have just aired locally. Now, it had national reach.

    August 17, 2010
  • Another video featured an abandoned highway that had remained unfinished for 3-4 years. “The moment one of our CJs, Jim Leow, highlighted the issue,” explained Perianen, “the following day it was picked up by the mainstream media, then subsequently it was picked up by our editorial floor.” The state government was forced to defend itself to the public, and since then, it has resumed the construction of the highway.

    May 25, 2010
  • Dozens of citizen journalists in India’s chronically neglected tribal communities are producing and sharing audio news reports for the first time through an innovative cell phone system launched by a Knight International Journalism Fellow.

    Members of India’s 80-million-strong Adivasi tribal community now have easy access through their mobile phones to reports on important issues such as housing evictions, police abuse and rural education.

    March 30, 2010