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Tackling Disinformation

  • DW Akademie

Tackling Disinformation: A Learning Guide offers insights for evaluating media development activities and rethinking approaches to disinformation, alongside practical solutions and expert advice, with a focus on the Global South and Eastern Europe.

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How Russian Media Makers in Exile Are Redefining Radio

  • The Fix
  • Veronica Snoj

Podcast radios are becoming a new media niche in the Russian media landscape challenged by war-reinforced oppression. The Fix talked with Maksim Kurnikov, the head of Ekho Online, which was the first in the Russian media landscape to launch such a service, and Polina Filippova, the producer of podcasts of Radio Sakharov, which has been operating for a year.

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Belarusian Journalist In Exile Calls Out State Abuses

  • Deutsche Welle
  • Vicky Hristova | Axel Rowohlt

Reporters Without Borders has ranked Belarus as the worst country for press freedom in Europe. Maria Savushkina, a Belarusian journalist currently living in Berlin, reaches tens of thousands of people back home with her political satire.

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Exiled Media Toolkit

  • International Journalists‘ Network

In partnership with the Network of Exiled Media Outlets (NEMO) the International Journalists‘ Network compiled an Exiled Media Toolkit, that brings resources to journalists and outlets established or preparing to be in exile, as they report on communities and events in their home countries.

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Born in Nicaragua, Forced Into Exile

  • ijnet
  • Aurora Martínez

In 2020, Nicaragua contended not just with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also intensified repression from the administration of Daniel Ortega in response to a 2018 social uprising against corruption and human rights abuses. Against this backdrop, a team of four journalists with a hunger for in-depth journalism took steps to hold power to account and tell stories in innovative ways.

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This Editor is Breaking News on Bangladesh from Afar

  • Reuters Institute
  • Laura Oliver

Sweden-based, Bangladesh-focused investigative newsroom Netra News launched with a bang in December 2019. In this interview Netra News‘ founder Tasneem Khalil opens up about his work as an exiled editor.

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„I Have Learned to Never Give Up“

  • Institute of War & Peace Reporting
  • Zahra Nader

Zahra Nader ist the founder and editor-in-chief of the Afghan Magazine Zan Times. For the Institute of War & Peace Reporting she reflects on her mission and shares what helps her to keep fighting for equality and justice in Afghanistan.

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These Writers Are Not Giving Up

  • The Guardian
  • Lauren Mechling

With layoffs ramping up across the media industry, reporters are trying a new model: co-operative newsrooms of their own. Will worker-owned collectives ever generate enough money to justify all the effort?

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From Afghanistan to Bruchhausen-Vilsen

  • Weser Kurier
  • Ivonne Wolfgramm

Former Afghan journalist Hedayatullah Zyarmal, who now lives in Bruchhausen-Vilsen, talks about his desire to continue his media work and the hurdles he has to overcome.

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2023 Democracy Award for Afghan Independent Media

  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Sarah Hutson

Afghanistan’s once thriving media sector has been facing myriad challenges under Taliban rule. Despite all challenges, however, Afghan journalists continue to produce factual, objective news.

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