African journalists want more training, and they want to receive it online. That’s the key takeaway from our survey of nearly 1,100 journalists working across the continent. On May 25, we’ll begin sharing detailed results from our study at eLearning Africa 2016, an annual education and technology conference. We’ll focus on responses from small newsrooms… Read more »
Posts By: Casey Frechette
Why Journalists Should Treat Nonprofits, U.N. Agencies and NGOs with Greater Skepticism
In a recent Poynter.org story, we argue for greater scrutiny of the figures that nonprofits, NGOs and the U.N. produce. We use a specific statistic from the UNHCR — the claim that 5,000 Eritreans leave the country each month — to illustrate our point. Over the past seven months, we compiled articles that highlighted the… Read more »
Throughout Africa, Presidential Term Limits Accompany a Strong Press
Last week, VOA News launched our project exploring how long Africa’s presidents have held office. Some heads of state are notorious for defying term limits, remaining in office decade after decade. Many presidents, however, have been on the job for just a few years. These differences provide a chance to explore how the length of… Read more »
FAQ: The Africa Talks E-Learning Project
This FAQ explores the goals of our e-learning project. We explore the our projects goals and how we plan to achieve them.
Training Needs & Interests Survey
Our online survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. If you’re a journalist working in Africa, we hope you’ll take a few moments to share your thoughts.
Root Causes of the Mediterranean Sea Refugee Crisis
The bodies of helpless refugees awash the shores of Libya and pile the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Most died in search of a dignified life. Those who survive face uncertain futures, discrimination and prison. Many of these refugees come from Eritrea, a country where freedom and opportunity are severely restricted.
The High Cost of a Disputed Border
Eritrea and Ethiopia fought a border war from 1998 to 2000. Thousands died, and animosities persist to this day. When the war ended, the international community formed a boundary commission to delimit and demarcate the countries’ shared border. The commission was responsible for reconciling each side’s border claims.