When Peter Mtoi and Neema Mziray, both young journalists working for the Voice of Africa (VOA) community radio station in Korogwe, Tanzania, set out to report the challenges facing the town’s residRead more
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When Peter Mtoi and Neema Mziray, both young journalists working for the Voice of Africa (VOA) community radio station in Korogwe, Tanzania, set out to report the challenges facing the town’s residents they were worried about how their stories would be received by the local authorities.
In this opinion piece, Jeanne Bourgault and Daniel Bruce discuss what can be done to combat misinformation
Buchanan: As part of efforts to ensure electoral reform issues are captured with citizens voices, INTERNEWS, a USAID Liberia Media Development Project has concluded four (4) regional training to sharpen journalists skills across the country under the ‘CLEAR’ project.
Buchanan – The Female Journalist Association of Liberia ( FEJAL) on Thursday, April 11, 2019, concluded a three-day media training for seven female Journalists on Electoral Reforms reporting.
By Sampson David
Internews Intensifies Election Reforms Reporting Training for Liberian Journalists in Western Liberia
by Gerald C. Koinyeneh
The risk-bearing nature of journalists’ work continues to be laid bare for all to see. The world witnessed the brazen murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul last October, and still we decry the prolonged imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar, writes Daniel Bruce, chief executive in Europe for Internews.
Internews, in partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI), has trained thousands of journalists in India and Indonesia to combat disinformation and misinformation using Google and other tools to conduct online verification, data searches, reverse image searches and video verification.