Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.
Winners announced for the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award, dual approaches to influence mapping explained and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.
The 2015 Knight International Award Winners are…
Yoani Sánchez, a trailblazing Cuban blogger, has overcome censorship, arrests and poor Internet access to give the world a rare glimpse of daily life under Cuba's communist regime and to open the door for other independent voices. Priyanka Dubey, an investigative reporter, has revealed the atrocities of rape, child trafficking and forced labor through her in-depth reports despite threats to her own safety from human traffickers and gangs in India. Find out more by clicking here.
A tale of two networks: Two different approaches to influence mapping
Friedrich Lindenberg, ICFJ Knight Fellow, contributed to two influence mapping projects in South Africa and Mozambique. While both projects had the same focus -- finding possible conflicts of interest in small groups of politically exposed persons -- their approaches couldn’t be more different.
Click here to learn more about the data first method used in South Africa versus the Mozambican approach to start with the research question then search for data.
Giving women journalists a voice in Latin America
Recent fellow, Mariana Santos, now a JSK Fellow to expand the Chicas Poderosas network she established as an ICFJ Knight Fellow, just launched a kickstarter campaign to empower Latin American women in technology in newsrooms.
Protecting Journalists in Mexico
ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra partnered with Freedom House, Red de Periodistas de a Pie, Periodistas sin Fronteras and MacArthur Foundation to conduct evaluations of the risks to journalists in Guerrero and Veracruz, Mexico.
What else the fellows have been up to
- ANCIR participated in a strategy meeting led by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) around illicit flows, putting a spotlight on the $3.5 billion in illicit diamond revenue flowing out of the DRC and Angola and the planes that make the diamonds disappear.
Main image courtesy ICFJ via Alexander Morozov.