Project Updates

  • Providing Public Health Information in South Sudan

    3 journalists sit across the desk from a woman they are interviewing
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    “We can be ambassadors within our country, producing well-researched reports for our listeners and readers. Knowledgeable reporting on health issues will save lives here.”

    Dhieu Williams is a Juba-based newspaper journalist and he’s busy on his laptop setting up social media groups to link up twelve reporters from across South Sudan who’ve just completed an intensive training course in how to cover health issues. 

    He knows it’ll be a challenge because South Sudan is burdened by – in many cases – the worst health indicators in the world.

  • South Sudan: Violence Fuels Humanitarian Crisis

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.

  • In Memory of Pavel Sheremet

    Pavel Sheremet
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    We join the international community in shock, anger and sadness at the loss of Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv on July 20th in a car bombing. Pavel represented the very best of journalism – dogged, unyielding and passionate. A full and independent investigation must be carried out to ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.

  • In Memory of John Gatluak Manguet Nhial

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “Being a journalist in South Sudan is risking one’s life,” John Gatluak Manguet Nhial said to us last year. “But I have dedicated myself to serving my community through radio as a watchdog, informing them about what the politicians are doing once the citizens elect them to power.”

    John was killed in the late afternoon of July 11, 2016, during the recent violence that erupted in Juba, South Sudan. He was 32 years old.

  • Protecting High-Risk Tech Users: A Movement for Usability

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Janvier Hakizimana has a radical idea.

    “Governments and large global bodies like the United Nations subsidize new medications to fight disease. Why not also subsidize the adaptation of technology so that it can meet the needs of local communities?”