Sub-Saharan Africa

Story Contest for Best Coverage of Vaccines

Journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf States have a chance to win a trip to the United States or cash prizes as part of three regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of vaccines and immunizations.

A child is vaccinated against meningitis. Photo: Gates Foundation

Stories published or broadcast in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf States between March 15 and May 15, 2013, which includes World Immunization Week (April 24-30), will qualify for the regional contests.

Aug 12012

Knight Fellow Cultivates Data Journalism in Africa

Media outlets struggle to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and lagging revenues reflect that. Justin Arenstein, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, believes that data journalism is the solution for sustainable media in Africa.

In this TechCentral profile, Arenstein suggests that news organizations should digitize content and open their data archives to third parties for development.

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Knight Health Journalism Fellow Declan Okpalaeke, who has launched a new multimedia health section at This Day newspaper in Nigeria, will serve as the chairman of the new health journalism association.

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The founding members of the new association and ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan gathered at Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy.

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Organizers of the new association, including ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan, are pictured together at the conference site in Bellagio, Italy.

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Former Knight Health Journalism Fellow Zarina Geloo, who worked to improve health reporting in Zambia, will serve as vice-chair of the new association.

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Founding members of Africa's first continent-wide health journalists network met for four days to hammer out the many details needed to launch the association.

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Former Knight International Journalism Fellow Zarina Geloo, who worked to improve health coverage in Zambia, will serve as vice-chair for the new association.

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The steering committee met for four days the hundreds of tiny details needed to launch Africa's first continent-wide health association.

May 142012

Wanted: Outside-the-Box Thinkers to Kick-Start Media Innovations in Africa

Tens of millions of dollars have been poured into African journalism development over the past decade, says Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein. But with few exceptions, he points out, those big bucks haven't led to significant improvements in the African media landscape.

Arenstein aims to disrupt this trend by steering funds to those who come up with ideas that will change the way Africa gathers, delivers or profits from its news content.