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Mobile app amplifies community voices in South Africa

A new mobile tool is connecting community leaders and journalists and improving the way grassroots activity is covered by the media. 

Irene Wangui | December 05, 2017

Nigerian multimedia collaboration shows the impact of 'Shifting Sands'

Using digital tools and data journalism, journalists in Nigeria produced a multimedia project investigating sand mining and dredging that would become the most-clicked special feature to date. 

Irene Wangui | November 20, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

Naija Data Ladies: The rise of a network of women data journalists in Nigeria

A group of female journalists and data experts are working to change the digital media landscape in Africa’s most populous country.

Irene Wangui | September 27, 2017

6 tips for succeeding at drone journalism

Want to hone your drone journalism skills? Be sure to keep these tips from Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller in mind the next time you take flight.

Johnny Miller | June 01, 2017

4 tips for better drone journalism stories

East African journalists who attended Code for Africa's latest drone journalism training came away with a new understanding of how to best use drones for their reporting. Here's a few lessons from the bootcamp.

Irene Wangui | May 23, 2017

Reporters use innovative tools to document life in the world’s biggest slums

Smart investment in technology and data skills can help newsrooms create innovative projects on a budget. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jacopo Ottaviani and Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller explain how.

Auguste Yung | May 04, 2017

Six tips for working with African newsrooms on cross-border journalism projects

Cross-border journalism in Africa still poses a unique set of challenges for journalists. Here are six tips for reporters looking to partner with newsrooms on reporting projects.

Sara Olstad | August 10, 2016

Open data movement bolsters press freedom across Africa

To mark World Press Freedom Day, ICFJ Knight Fellows Catherine Gicheru and Temi Adeoye discuss how data-driven civic tools are expanding media freedom in Kenya and Nigeria.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | May 03, 2016

Dodgy Doctors tool claims new successes in Kenya

Thanks to a data-driven tool from Code for Africa and Kenya's The Star, Kenyan citizens have a way to protect themselves from fake doctors — and government policy is changing as a result.

Catherine Gicheru | March 22, 2016

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