Project Updates

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!”

  • Internews Radio Assessment After Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Internews sent a technical team out to the most affected areas to assess the damage caused by the hurricane.

    Internews has a longstanding relationship with local media on the island and believes they have a crucial role to play during and after a humanitarian crisis. In a country where over 70% of the population tunes in daily to radio, local media outlets are essential to rebuild communities, provide life-saving information and allow people to voice their concerns and facilitate the conversation between everyone involved in the recovery of Haiti.

  • Addressing the Critical Need for Lifesaving Information in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    At least 1,000 people are now feared dead in the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti on October 4th. The storm has left in its wake a serious humanitarian crisis, made worse by the fact that a cholera epidemic was only barely being held in check prior to the storm. Relatively isolated areas in southwestern Haiti were particularly hard hit, with damage estimates of up to 80% of structures.

  • Climate Journalism Thrives in Latin America

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    Monday, October 3, 2016

    “Latin America is perhaps the best example of economic growth together with carbon emissions reduction,” says Christiana Figueres, former executive-secretary of the UN´s Climate Change Convention, summarizing the region’s leadership in attempting to halt global warming. Figueres made her point to hundreds of journalists during an EJN webinar organized in partnership with Latin Clima earlier this year.

  • Journalists from Developing Countries to Cover the “COP of Action” in Morocco

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    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Last December during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  Conference of Parties (COP), 195 countries came together to adopt The Paris Agreement, the first universal climate agreement meant to tackle climate change. Targets set by the Agreement include limiting the rise in global temperature to an average of no more than 2 degrees Celsius, and reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, and 100% by 2100.