Governance & Transparency
Independent media and open information serve a crucial watchdog function, providing citizens with the information they need to keep the public and private sectors accountable. In many countries repressive legal environments inhibit the media’s ability to play this role and some journalists and civil society actors lack the skills to conduct the in-depth investigative reporting that is essential to accountability. Internews trains journalists in investigative reporting, produces content to encourage dialogue on corruption, and helps reform media laws and expand freedom of information rights and internet freedom policies and practices. We also have a rich practice in data journalism, helping seasoned and emerging professionals locate, clean and present data that supports their investigative work.
(Internews Program Director in India Surabhi Malki participated in a panel on disinformation at Global Fact Day 3) By Cristina Tardáguila, Harrison Mantas and Pawel Terpilowski
In fragile states such as the Central African Republic, the Covid-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to sustainable media development, as Michel Leroy reports.
Face à une publication excessive de fausses informations pendant cette crise sanitaire de covid-19, les journalistes doivent s’adonner à la vérification des faits. Cela ressort d’une formation d’une journée organisée par ABASIRWA et la Commission Rwandaise des Médias (RMC).
Swahili-language fact-checking page NuktaFakti dispels rumors and publishes stories, infographics, and tips on how to protect against COVID-19.
One radio presenter is using the airwaves to bring vital facts to Dadaab’s 217,000 residents
With panic and rumours around COVID-19 virus taking centrestage, the need to find trustworthy and accurate public health information has become more urgent than ever.
EJN-Supported Series on New Philippine Eco-City Leads Government to Address Unjust Treatment of Indigenous Group
By Morgan Hartlein Allen