Stories

Green fields in the DRC

Rice for Radio

May 18, 2016
By Karim Benard-Dende

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, radio stations explore creative funding models to support themselves.

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Protests at Ukraine's Maidan Square

What Good Are Secure Communications Tools if No One Uses Them?

May 3, 2016

It was the second day of digital security training, and I was losing the room. The journalists, documentarians, and media activists around the table were more intent on following their friends and colleagues via Facebook chat than dealing with the fidgety, hard to install, but super-secure communications tools I was trying to promote.

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Three women listen to a radio

Building Peace in a World without Media

May 1, 2016
By Jeanne Bourgault

Only a sliver of those surveyed in South Sudan have had regular access to TV, radio, mobiles, newspapers, or the internet in their lifetimes. Yet, a majority believe that information can reduce conflict.

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