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Chia Ting Ting: The business force behind Malaysia’s digital news leader

23/06/2015

Chia Ting Ting, the top advertising executive at Malaysia’s largest online news portal, appreciates something that many press advocates overlook: independent journalism requires financial independence as well. When Malaysiakini does a story on bonded labour in Malaysia, for example, its newsroom is rightfully praised. Rarely acknowledged, however, are the behind-the-scenes staff that create the breathing […]


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Mabel Cáceres: Journalist-entrepreneur giving Peruvians a voice

21/05/2015

Mabel Cáceres was through with Peru’s President interfering with her reporting when she launched her news business. “I was directing a local TV channel owned by a university in 1999. The university, its authorities and the channel succumbed to the regime of President Alberto Fujimori,” said Cáceres, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine and online […]


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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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Timeline: How Nepalese radio used Facebook to build online audience

08/01/2014

In less than three years, Ujyaalo 90 Network went from having no website and little social media presence to being the third largest Nepali-owned media website with over 400,000 Facebook followers. This interactive timeline explains how.