How journalists can detect electronic surveillance

Jorge Luis Sierra | Journalists who work in authoritarian environments tend to be under electronic surveillance. Sometimes the surveillance is being conducted at a mass scale, rather than directed at a specific target, and is intended to track what journalists in general are doing and what stories they are investigating. Other times, it is targeted surveillance — electronic espionage…

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Exploring the intersections of journalism and technology

Jéssica Cruz | Traditional news outlets have struggled with new technologies — and how quickly they should adopt them — for decades. However, they have slowly begun to realize that technology can offer a huge opportunity to increase their value and expand their reach, especially among younger people. In the past, people used to subscribe to one newspaper, said…

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impactAFRICA offers grants [Africa]

impactAFRICA is Africa’s largest fund for data-driven investigative storytelling which launches its second call for proposals today, seeking investigative story proposals by journalists in six Africa countries. Africa journalists with good digital storytelling ideas that go beyond ordinary reporting to expose new or under-reported issues in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia stand to win cash grants,…

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