• Chinese Journalists Explore Sino-African Relationship in Kenya

    Kenyan journalist and a Chinese journalist at a fruit market
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    In an effort to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of Sino-African relations, Internews affiliate the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD) and Yi De Vision brought six leading Chinese journalists to Kenya for a ten-day field visit. From February 21 to March 2, journalists explored issues pertaining to, among others, Chinese investment in the region, environmental and wildlife protection, the media landscape, and cross-cultural perception.

  • Afghan Journalists Put Data Journalism Skills into Practice

    Participants at a data journalism workshop look at the presenter in front of the class
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    During a training workshop held by Internews, Afghan journalists immediately saw the potential of data journalism to combat corruption, and wanted to jump right into ambitious investigative topics such as tracking foreign aid budgets and political and business interests in the mining sector.

    The five-day, hands-on workshop, held in Kabul and supported by the USAID-funded Afghan Civic Engagement Project (ACEP), was Afghanistan’s first ever data journalism training.

  • Using Sensor Journalism for Reporting on the Environment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will bring together a dozen environmental journalism leaders from around the world to meet at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (JSchool) next week for an annual conference that will focus on how to use sensors and other tools to gather data for reporting.

    The conference will feature two events in the Bay Area that the public is welcome to attend:

  • On Earth Day, Environmental Journalism is More Important than Ever

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Happy Earth Day from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network! As we celebrate EJN’s 10th year, the work of reporters around the globe to cover environmental issues affecting community health, development, and security grows ever more complex. In this newsletter, we explore new tools – like sensors – to aid in reporting, celebrate the work of one of our partners in China, and mark our anniversary:

  • New Guide Helps Journalists Report on Oceans and Fisheries

    Cover: Covering the Seas
    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    The ocean is one of the most dynamic and yet most under-reported food systems on the planet. Close to one billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein and, collectively, the nations of the world catch around 90 million metric tons of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans annually. But for journalists working on stories about often distant oceans and fisheries, engaging the general readership can be difficult.

  • Profile: Liu Lican, Environmental Writer

    Liu Lican
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Liu Lican is the Co-founder and Programs Director in the Greenovation Hub, a Chinese grassroots NGO focusing on environmental protection and innovation. He also serves as project coordinator of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and helped develop two reporting toolkits, “Environmental Health and Climate Change” and “Global Trade Reporting: New Trends in Africa-China-Western Countries Economic Integration – Fair Timber Trade as an Example.” His most recent book, “The Sick Villages in a Strong State,” is the first book in Chinese that reveals the so-called “cancer village” problem in China.

  • Map Depicts Radio Landscape in Central African Republic

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    A new map presents an overview of all the state-owned, community, confessional and commercial radios that currently exist in the Central African Republic (CAR), including their current state of operations and their approximate zone of FM coverage.

    Map showing the situation of radio stations in Central African Republic

  • Profile: Ralph Thomassaint, Haiti

    Ralph Thomassaint stands next to a poster reading "PRIX Philippe Chaffanjon
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Ralph Thomassaint, a 27 year old Haitian journalist trained by Internews, won the Prix Philippe Chaffanjon for multimedia reporting.  This yearly award, named after a recently deceased Deputy Director of the French Public Broadcasting group Radio France, awards prizes for two reports from the field, one released on a media outlet in France and the other from Haiti. Watch Rhomassaint’s award-winning piece.

  • Data journalism site InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    (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.