• Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Open Mic Nepal is a project that tracks perception and rumours circulating on the ground among earthquake-affected communities. Information is collected from volunteers and partners who work extensively on the ground, verify the information and present it in these reports to support the work of humanitarian agencies and local media.

  • Making Every Voice Count in Liberia

    A young man hands a flyer to another man
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    From reporting on teenagers promoting reproductive health in Grand Gedeh to the provision of safe drinking water in Bomi, a new network – Local Voices Liberia – is helping journalists across Liberia share stories about what is happening in their communities.

    The network, which is accredited by the Liberian government, is dedicated to representing the voices and issues of residents in underrepresented and marginalized rural communities.

  • Climate Media Innovation Grants: Adaptation and Response

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    As the impacts of climate change become more apparent on a global scale, the need to adapt to climate impacts and to make sure that governments and other entities live up to the commitments they made at the Paris Climate Summit have become more urgent. But without information, people can neither understand nor effectively respond to the events that shape their world.

  • Data Journalism Should Thrive on Cross-Border Collaborations—Why Doesn’t It?

    Source
    Friday, February 19, 2016

    (Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Advisor, wrote this article for Source.)

    I was sitting in a Yangon tech hub on the first day of a two-week election data war room, with a bunch of Myanmar journalists still riding the high of the recent election. Aung San Suu Kyi was going to lead the country at last. Yangon was crawling with foreign correspondents—and there were more than 300 brand new media outlets in Myanmar, none of which were on very firm financial footing.

  • Online Violence Against Women: A Global Issue

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization (CSO) that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.

  • Seng Mai, Myanmar: Local Journalism Against All Odds

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Seng Mai is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Myitkyina Journal, the only independent paper in Kachin State. She is the only women editor-in-chief in Myanmar.