(InfoAmazonia is a project of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and its partner O Eco with support from the International Center for Journalists, Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Network, Avina and the Skoll Foundation.)
Environmental news site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite data for reporting, is adding a new source to its coverage: observations from the ground.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama is a 35-year-old mother and journalist. The idea for her popular website, Mummytales.com, was conceived back in 2011, just before she was to give birth to her first child Kitty, now two-years-old.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of Myanmar activists, including former political prisoners, are launching a campaign on Friday to tackle the ‘hate speech’ against Muslims that has engulfed social media and spread into Burmese society.
(This blog post was written by Aurelia Moser, an Open News Fellow at Internews in Kenya.)
“There’s no more powerful force in modern society than the news. It shapes how we see the world, what we judge to be good or bad, important or silly, right or wrong.” ~ Alain de Botton, “Have you Heard the News?” Psychologies, 4/2014
Three of us from mySociety’s international team have spent the last few days in Yangon, Myanmar. We’ve come to visit people we’ve been talking to recently about some potential local projects, but we rushed the dates of our visit so we could be present at Myanmar’s first hackathon.