• Telling HERstory in Pakistan

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Farieha Aziz, co-founder and director of the Internet freedom group Bolo Bhi, cancelled our first meeting.

    It turns out she had a very good reason.

  • Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    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.

  • Under Surveillance: 5 Ways Journalists and Activists Can Protect Themselves Now

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In the fall of 2011, the British journalist and documentarian Sean McAllister was in Syria interviewing underground activists. They had agreed to be interviewed to spread the word about their team’s work outside of Syria, under assurances from McAllister that their identity would not be revealed.

  • Journalists from Developing Countries are Particularly Critical at this Year’s Climate Change Negotiations

    COP21 Paris 2015
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Scientists have warned that the world is burning through its carbon budget so quickly that, unless we change course now, we will soon pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.

    In an attempt to mitigate the effects, the United Nations has been conducting global negotiations on climate change for more than 20 years, with currently 196 signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • The Human Dimensions of Climate Change – Ten Grants Awarded

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake. Their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Their stories, however, could make a significant difference in policy decisions related to climate change.

  • Latin American Journalists Learn about Tools for Monitoring Marine Protected Areas

    3 journalists sit at a table, 1 stands, Captain Sepulveda sits to right
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    “It was like something out of a Tom Clancy novel,” said Ken Weiss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who led a recent journalism workshop in Chile on marine protected areas (MPAs). “We got to visit the Chilean Navy’s Maritime Safety and Security Center, where a Chilean Navy Captain showed us – in real time – how they track ships. The captain clicked on the blinking image of a vessel and up popped a new screen with a startling amount of information, often including a picture and history of the captain, crew, and a schematic drawing of the vessel. It was teriffic.”