• Media Associations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Join Forces to Confront the Challenges that Journalists in the Region Face

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    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    On October 25, the President of the Journalists Association of Guatemala (Asociación de Periodistas de Guatemala, APG), Ileana Alamilla; the President of the Press Association of Honduras (Asociación de Prensa Hondureña, APH), Carlos Ortiz; and the President of the Journalists Association of El Salvador (Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador, APES), Serafín Valencia; met in San Salvador, El Salvador to analyze the state of journalism in the Central America region. 

  • “We were all Slaves”

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    An investigative report by Burmese journalist Swe Win has revealed that abuses and exploitation are rife in Myanmar’s prison labor camps. Interviews with ex-prisoners and former prison officials document that convicts are forced to pay bribes or perform backbreaking manual labor, sometimes resulting in death. 

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  • “We were all Slaves”

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    An investigative report by Burmese journalist Swe Win has revealed that abuses and exploitation are rife in Myanmar’s prison labor camps. Interviews with ex-prisoners and former prison officials document that convicts are forced to pay bribes or perform backbreaking manual labor, sometimes resulting in death.

  • New Mixed Migration Platform launched in MENA

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan — On Monday, seven NGOs launched a mixed migration platform to deliver research, analysis and policy recommendations for a better understanding of mixed migration patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and enhance the protection of, and information available to, people on the move.

    The Mixed Migration Platform (MMP), funded by the UK and Switzerland, aims to provide quality information and protection-sensitive analysis to improve decision-making, both for people on the move through the Middle East and Europe, as well as host governments and humanitarian organisations who are involved in the response.

  • Bubbles, Bars and Pictographs: Understanding data and visual literacy in Kenya

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences of print news. Bar charts, on the other hand, are generally considered more credible and “scientific.” But if you want interest and inferences drawn from the news you’re conveying, then the best ones to use are pictorial infographics.

  • Bubbles, Bars and Pictographs

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    A study conducted by Internews provided deeper insight into how Kenya’s news audiences perceive and understand the graphic images used to tell data-driven stories in the media. Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences; bar charts are generally considered more credible and “scientific;” but the best ones to use for conveying information are pictorial infographics.

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  • “Have they forgotten we exist?”

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Refugees in Greece were able to tell the world about their lives, their history, their reality, and their hopes through six storytelling multimedia workshops in locations throughout Greece. These images can serve as a common language – connecting refugees to a wider world.

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    (Banner photo by Amjad Issa, Veria camp)

  • Combatting Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    They noticed the signboard as soon as they arrived at the village of Kone Thar. The message seemed clear enough: “No Muslims allowed in this village!”

  • Combatting Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Journalism trainers, Hsu Hsu and Hein, went to Kone Thar in Myanmar to lead a “Safe Online Space” training organized by Myanmar ICT for Development Organization. When they spoke about how social media can either be used to mobilize communities for peace, or to stir up conflicts through dangerous speech and spreading online rumors, it triggered an open conversation.