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The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that participation of "everybody who will have a hand in implementing it", if it is straightforward and well...

"[T]he internet is re-shaping societies and economies in the Arab region in new ways."

This white paper examines trends across four dimensions of internet usage in the Arab world:

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Democracy and Governance

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"The impact of free and independent media is empirically testable, supports inclusive governance and upholds the normative mandate of the United Nations system..."

"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"

"Inside media development, it is vital to focus on campus/community radio as an influential source of empowerment, especially for disenfranchised and marginalized groups in society....The implications of a socially connected world though ICTs and social media force the adoption of new media into most organizations in order to remain visible...

"...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other...

BBC Media Action

This brief documents research on exposure and engagement of citizens of Nepal with BBC Media Action's Department for International Development (DFID)-funded governance project, comprising three media outputs:

This analysis from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) examines Russian aspirations to influence the news media in the former Soviet republics. As stated here: "The objective appears to be to manipulate their media environments in order to promote dependence on Russia and distrust of the West and to help Russia to pursue its...

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"Media and technology have revolutionized our daily lives, giving more people greater access to information and knowledge. Technology and social media connect...

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News/Information

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that participation of "everybody who will have a hand in implementing it", if it is straightforward and well...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"[T]he internet is re-shaping societies and economies in the Arab region in new ways."

This white paper examines trends across four dimensions of internet usage in the Arab world:

"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant

"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about environmental topics has presented the media community with a new opportunity."

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

"The impact of free and independent media is empirically testable, supports inclusive governance and upholds the normative mandate of the United Nations system..."

"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"

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Economic Development

Lilian Kiefer

Author Lilian Kiefer, April 3 2014:       Sustainability is now a buzzword, featuring in almost all discussions on community development and donor funded initiatives.

BBC Media Action

Author Becky Palmstrom, December 16 2013:      A professor of mine used to say that storytelling is like getting a child to eat something they don’t like, such as spinach. In order to get an audience to learn something, you must cook the most delicious dishes. This is how good journalists make us care about...

Joshua Masinde

Author Joshua Masinde, December 12 2013:       Information and communication technology has brought about a paradigm shift in agricultural practice by offering the sector a renaissance of some kind.

The increasing digitisation of agriculture has however, raised a lot of questions, many of which touch on...

Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, November 12 2013        In Bangladesh, 14 community radio stations aim to ensure empowerment and the right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 120 hours of programs per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation...

Internews Network

This Evidence Briefing paper from the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) - a Department of International Development (DFID)-funded international research consortium based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science - summarises a systematic evidence review of literature on media and conflict that was conducted...

Role of Community Radio for Women’s Empowerment

[This is a continuation of two-part blog beginning with "Role of Information Communication Technology for Empowering Rural Women" by Arpita Sharma, based upon her research.]

Information Communication Technology for Empowering Rural Women

[This is the first part of two-part blog based on research by Arpita Sharma, ending with "Role of Community Radio for Women’s Empowerment."]

"Adding to the development of an international community of academics and practitioners, Glocal Times aims at becoming a...digital reference and a...forum for the discussion and dissemination of issues concerning communication for development and social change."

This special issue of the Glocal Times was co-published by Malmö University'...

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by Evaluation and Research

@UNICEF

"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in social transformation."

The Media Development Impact Dashboard is an annual assessment of the impact the work of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) on the financial sustainability of news businesses. It is compiled by analysing sales, reach, risk indicators, the number of people they employ, and other performance data gathered over the length of MDIF's...

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Digital

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"[T]he internet is re-shaping societies and economies in the Arab region in new ways."

This white paper examines trends across four dimensions of internet usage in the Arab world:

"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant

"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about environmental topics has presented the media community with a new opportunity."

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"

"One unique element of this project is its incorporation of small local media houses in the regions closest to environmental change. Our hope is that a platform like Ekuatorial can help amplify the voices of local journalists to a global audience by using the site as a syndication service." - Internews project manager William Shubert...

"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment."

The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan media group. With the support from the United States (US)-based Internews' Earth...

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Strategic Thinking

In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that participation of "everybody who will have a hand in implementing it", if it is straightforward and well...

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

"The impact of free and independent media is empirically testable, supports inclusive governance and upholds the normative mandate of the United Nations system..."

"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"

"Inside media development, it is vital to focus on campus/community radio as an influential source of empowerment, especially for disenfranchised and marginalized groups in society....The implications of a socially connected world though ICTs and social media force the adoption of new media into most organizations in order to remain visible...

"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other...

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

"When disaster strikes, humanitarian aid organizations often play a pivotal role in relief efforts. Communicating with affected populations is one of the many challenges these groups face during a response operation."

BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action is working in Burma, also known as Myanmar, to support improved governance, approaching public participation through media. This period in working with citizens and governance is unique in the country's history because it experienced a transfer of power from a military junta to a semi-civilian government in March 2011 that...

@UNICEF

"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in social transformation."

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Awards

"Do you want to discover the universe that inspired the literary and journalistic work of Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez?"

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa is offering two scholarships for promising, young (under 30) sub-Saharan African journalists to do a full-time Honours or Masters degree at Wits University's Journalism Programme.

The scholarship includes:

  • One return flight to Johannesburg
  • A...
 Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2013

To help recognise emerging medical science journalists, Germany's medical journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA), and the World Health Summit (WHS) will grant the "Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award for the second time. The award will be presented at The World Health Summit,...

Sponsored by the Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights, the Yayori Journalist Award focuses on women journalists and artists (individuals or groups) who vividly describe and transmit the situation of women in the world with a gender perspective. Any genres of expression, such as films, writings, or printed material, will be considered,...

Rory Peck Awards

Freelance cameramen and camerawomen from around the world are invited to submit entries for the Rory Peck Awards, which honour the best freelance footage in news and current affairs, especially in regions where it is difficult to operate as a news gatherer.

The Rory Peck Award for News:

This award honours freelance camerawork in...

Journalists working in print, broadcast, or online media (as well as affiliated freelance journalists) have a chance to win a 2-week study tour to the United States (US) and cash prizes as part of 3 regional competitions to recognise the best media coverage of immunisations. Stories published or broadcast in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, and...

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is accepting applications for grants to support creative reporting that covers international development issues. Journalists are encouraged to break away from the stereotypes of covering development issues and innovate the storytelling behind development. The grant intends to raise awareness about these...

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The United Nations (UN) Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is now accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organisations, and networks - including non-governmental, women’s, and community-based organisations and coalitions and operational research...

The Center for International Media Ethics (CIME )is a non-profit organisation bringing together a network of media professionals throughout the world to provide training, discussion and expertise in the ethics of their profession. The CIME Fellowship programme is looking for media professionals for the next round of the Fellowship.

This...

This programme in cultural journalism brings reporters from different parts of world to participate in a workshop to explore and recount the stories of Caribbean culture. It is offered from January 7 - 27, 2013, by the New Journalism Foundation (FNPI) and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, in collaboration with the Secretary of Culture of...

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Print

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment."

The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan media group. With the support from the United States (US)-based Internews' Earth...

"...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other...

climateafricaguide.jpg

This book was produced for journalists and editors, as well as teachers and trainers of journalists, to support improved media coverage of climate change in Africa. According to the publication, climate change poses a clear danger to lives and livelihoods across Africa. Journalists have critical roles to play in explaining the cause and effects...

"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."

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Radio

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that participation of "everybody who will have a hand in implementing it", if it is straightforward and well...

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

"Inside media development, it is vital to focus on campus/community radio as an influential source of empowerment, especially for disenfranchised and marginalized groups in society....The implications of a socially connected world though ICTs and social media force the adoption of new media into most organizations in order to remain visible...

GENERAL FUNCTION

Internews is currently seeking experienced broadcast professionals to work as Senior Resident Journalism trainers and mentors in South Sudan.  If you have worked at a senior producer or program editor level you could be part of an exciting project to develop the first big city radio station...

GENERAL FUNCTION

Internews is currently seeking experienced broadcast professionals to work as senior Resident Journalism or Production trainers.  If you have worked at a senior producer to program editor level you could be part of an exciting project to establish South Sudan's first commercial local radio...

"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment."

The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan media group. With the support from the United States (US)-based Internews' Earth...

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Television

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 8 2014:       On 8 March, the International Women's Day was celebrated throughout the world and millions of women held demonstrations vindicating their fight for their rights and for real equality: to be recognized by one’s professional value rather than physical appearance; to...

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment."

The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan media group. With the support from the United States (US)-based Internews' Earth...

"...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other...

climateafricaguide.jpg

This book was produced for journalists and editors, as well as teachers and trainers of journalists, to support improved media coverage of climate change in Africa. According to the publication, climate change poses a clear danger to lives and livelihoods across Africa. Journalists have critical roles to play in explaining the cause and effects...

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News Media

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant

Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 8 2014:       On 8 March, the International Women's Day was celebrated throughout the world and millions of women held demonstrations vindicating their fight for their rights and for real equality: to be recognized by one’s professional value rather than physical appearance; to...

"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about environmental topics has presented the media community with a new opportunity."

"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."

Lilian Kiefer

Author Lilian Kiefer, April 3 2014:       Sustainability is now a buzzword, featuring in almost all discussions on community development and donor funded initiatives.

"The impact of free and independent media is empirically testable, supports inclusive governance and upholds the normative mandate of the United Nations system..."

"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"

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