Journalist Ameto Akpe was working on a story about a Nigerian businessman who had partnered with a group of Americans to build six oil refineries in Nigeria. Akpe investigated the Nigerian company’s office and found out it was a bogus operation. The American company was also not listed anywhere and calls to their “parent company” in New York were never returned.
Boakai Boley is Internews’ Health Communication Liaison Officer in Liberia. Boley was born and raised in Liberia, spent a decade in refugee camps in Sierra Leone and Ghana, and then moved to the US to study at university. Here he reflects on his return to Liberia to help fight the spread of Ebola.
Neha Sethi has just been named the Earth Journalism Scholar for 2015. Earth Journalism Scholars attend the UC Berkeley (UCB) Graduate School of Journalism in the spring semester, through a partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and UCB. Courses include the graduate-level Earth Journalism course on international environmental reporting, co-taught by EJN Executive Director James Fahn. Sethi was selected from more than 80 applicants in a competitive application process.
As Afghanistan and the rest of the world await the imminent announcement of the result of the presidential election audit, the country’s media sector continues to produce a steady stream of stories on how this crucial period in Afghanistan’s history is affecting the everyday lives of Afghans around the country.
Koang Pal Chang has recently assumed the role as the director of Eye Radio, representing a culmination of his long years of service to the station, in its current and previous incarnations. This steady rise was interrupted by the recent conflict which Koang witnessed in terrifying detail as it erupted around him.
Based at Naath FM in Leer, Unity State, Station Coordinator John Gatluak found that his station was at the center of events as fighting spread from Juba into the states. Leer is the town of former vice president Riek Macher and Unity State is home to the strategically-important oil fields.
As Radio Station Coordinator based at Nhomlaau FM in Malualkon, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Chris Marol found himself defending his radio station’s independence. After threats to his security in November 2013, he was forced to move away from the station.