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What happens when India’s poor access a social network?

14/07/2014

Across India, long unfinished construction projects for health care clinics and schools are being completed. Widows of deceased migrant workers are receiving compensation they’re due by law. Farmers are accessing information on government programs and practices that can increase their productivity. Fishermen are sharing weather information in real-time with other fishermen. India’s poor are finding a voice—or more accurately, a media […]


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Mabel Cáceres named by RSF as one of 100 Information Heroes

12/05/2014

Mabel Cáceres, founder of the Peruvian weekly El Buho (The Owl), was named as one of 100 Information Heroes by Reporters Sans Frontières on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May. Mabel launched El Buho in Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, in 2000. The weekly covers issues such as corruption, illicit enrichment and the reconstruction of […]


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Newspaper investigation leads to Russian Mayor’s dismissal for corruption

28/04/2014

While the media’s influence in shaping global events is often reported, it’s the local stories of corruption and abuse of power that more often impact on people’s lives. Yet no one beyond the local audience hears how regular investigative reporting can change local communities for the better. Here’s a story from Russia, where one newspaper’s […]


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Ukraine media keep pace with rapid developments

23/04/2014

MDIF clients from across Ukraine continue to provide citizens with rolling coverage of the dramatic events rocking their country. From the first Maidan protests in November to the current pro-Russian separatist movements, it has been an exhausting time, but independent news has rarely been more important.


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NewsDay is third most popular website on mobile in Zimbabwe

09/04/2014

The NewsDay website has been ranked as the third most accessed online platform on mobile devices in Zimbabwe after facebook.com and google.com. Opera Software’s latest State of the Mobile Web report ranked www.newsday.co.zw ahead of international sites like twitter.com, yahoo.com and youtube.com. Vincent Kahiya, Editor-in-Chief of NewsDay’s publishing company Alpha Media Holdings, said: “This is […]