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Q&A with Zaina Erhaim: Teaching citizen journalists to survive in Syria

For Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, safety is never guaranteed. She recently spoke with IJNet about how she reports on the violence of her country and teaches fellow citizens to do the same.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2015

Interactive Yo Quiero Saber game makes decision-making easy for voters

HacksLabs grantee Yo Quiero Saber allows Argentine citizens a clear and easy way to see which political candidates share their views.

Federico Ricciardi | September 15, 2015

GkillCity offers Ecuadorians a reprieve from polarized news media

A digital news platform based in Ecuador, GkillCity reports without an agenda and empowers citizens to become more informed and aware.

Jefferson Mok | August 26, 2015

El Cambur fills news gap in Venezuela by focusing on the political center

Digital media platform El Cambur offers objective news reporting to the 40 percent of Venezuelans who do not hold strong pro- or anti-government views.

Jefferson Mok | August 26, 2015

Grassroots sources for journalists to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games now

Journalists around the world don’t have to wait until next year to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Follow these sources for the latest info on issues surrounding the global event.

Kiratiana Freelon | August 07, 2015

How citizen journalists can report in remote or underserved communities

Working with the Vital Voices for Health project, Akpeji shared these tips and more with citizens looking to cover their community in Nigeria. 

Babatunde Akpeji | July 28, 2015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Cyber attack hits digital media site in Ecuador

Overcoming a cyber attack, building free public Wi-Fi and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | July 17, 2015

Beyond Yoani Sánchez: 4 Cuban bloggers to know

Sánchez may be Cuba’s best known blogger, but there are Cuban bloggers from every corner of the island filing dispatches for both local and international readers.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | April 15, 2015

How to record conversations with the new StoryCorps app

The new app guides you through recording a conversation with a family member, friend or stranger, prompting you with questions and cues throughout the process. 

Natasha Tynes | April 14, 2015

Afghanistan's citizen journalism site Paiwandgah receives new look

After about a year of receiving reports from all over the country, the first citizen journalism platform in Afghanistan launches with a fresh design.

Margaret Looney | April 01, 2015

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