Ghassen Gacem didn’t know what he was getting into when he stumbled upon a Facebook post advertising an investigative journalism training session for youth that would be held near his home in Al Monastir, a city two hours south of Tunis, Tunisia. Held in partnership with local station Radio Monastir, the Internews-sponsored Youth Beat session promised a three-day hands-on training to teach participants how to use investigative journalism to deal with corruption in their communities. Read more »
Limited job opportunities face recent journalism school graduates in Gaza. Three talented young women, however, have found opportunities through Internews trainings, and are finding new outlets for their reporting:
Madjihinguem Nguinabe talks about what motivates him as a journalist to help his community get the information they need.
I was always really interested in the work of radio stations and I’d heard about Internews, so I asked for a work placement. I really wanted to see what journalism was like because I didn’t know anything about it. Voix de Ouaddai in Abeche fortunately took me on as a volunteer in 2009, and I moved here to Goz Beida to work at Radio Sila in 2010. Read more »
Ms. Cui Zheng, 27, is a reporter with Caixin Media, arguably one of the best newsmakers in China. She covers news related to environment, technology, energy, and food safety and publishes instant news and feature stories on caixin.com, and a magazine, Caixin Century Weekly. Prior to her position in Caixin, she worked as a news assistant with The Guardian. Read more »
Violet Otindo is a television producer and reporter with Citizen TV and chair of Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture Association (MESHA). She is an award-winning journalist, taking home the CNN/Multichoice 2009 Environment Award, and the SJCOOP Science Reporting Fellowship for 2010-12. In addition, she is one of Internews in Kenya’s health fellows, as well as Health Story-teller of the year. Read more »
Isaiah Esipisu is a freelance science journalist focusing on environmental issues, health, agriculture and technology. He also heads up the Kenyan chapter of the Africa Media and Malaria Research Network.
Rocío Muñoz is one of 20 journalists participating in a reporting fellowship at the Rio+20 talks. Munoz is a Chilean journalist with more than eight years’ reporting experience and a particular interest in environmental issues. She covered the 2nd World Summit on Evolution in 2009 and recently interviewed Nicolas Stern, author of the well- known Stern Report, which sought to document the projected economic costs of climate change. Read more »
For young people in Europe, having a voice on critical issues like climate change, the economic crisis and international conflict is a way to shape their own future.
The European Youth Press (EYP) supports young journalists throughout Europe by connecting them across borders, bringing them together to cover international events and question politicians, and increasing access to diverse sources and points of view. Read more »