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COVID-19 and CLMV: Data-related Skills Needed – And Wanted

How to use data for better storytelling and how to produce infographics topped the online skills that journalists, trainers and news professionals from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) say are most needed in order to stay with COVID-19 as a long-running story.

Who makes the news in 2020?

Finally! The GMMP monitoring day is here. Fojo staff and volunteers have teamed up with colleagues from CCIM (Cambodia), Gender Media Connect (Zimbabwe), ANRI Media (Russia) and Myanmar Women Journalists Society.

Does it matter who is seen and heard in the media?

Do you care more about the news if you feel represented ? If the people making the news are like you? Do the number of men and women in the news affect how many young people of one gender or the other become politically active, take part in the public debate, or get empowered?Grävseminariet, denna årliga fest för god journalistik, blev naturligtvis inte som vanligt; istället för att träffas i Borås blev det digitala seminarier där de bästa grävarna delade med sig av sina kunskaper.

Access to Information in Cambodia Amid the Pandemic

While the whole world celebrates the International Day for Universal Access to Information, as a journalist by profession, I am emboldened to write and share my thoughts on Cambodia’s right to information access and how this right has been affected during a time of crisis such as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Southeast Asia: Six Tips for Unpacking COVID-19 Numbers

Seven months since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Southeast Asia and five months since lockdowns of various kinds and names became part of everyone’s lives, a good number of people are experiencing fatigue over figures, an overload of statistics, around the pandemic.

Statement on escalating media and human rights violations in Zimbabwe

We, the undersigned media organisations, note with concern the escalating media and human rights violations in Zimbabwe. This follows the arrest and detention of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, the harassment of Zimlive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu, the abduction and torture of Mathuthu ́s nephew Tawanda Muchehiwa and threats to other family members of the above-named journalists.

Sexual harassment: Activities shine light on the dark side of Vietnamese journalism

More than 10 years ago when Nguyen Ngoc Diep started as an intern at a media house, learning how to interview sources and write a story were part and parcel of  building her career as a journalist, but learning how to avoid harassment and indecent proposals were the main challenges the young woman had to overcome.