WPFD: AMDF Reaffirms Committment To Press Freedom

Every year, May 3rd is set aside as a day to call to mind the principles of journalism and the many challenges confronting the media in the discharge of their duties. Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) empathizes with the struggles of African journalists who are constantly on the frontline, showing courage and resilience despite the…

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Nigerian Authorities Must make Journalists Safety Top Priority in October Elections-AMDF

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is saddened by the attack on Premium Times reporter Samson Adenekan and GeeTV cameraman Offel Nathaniel while covering governorship election in Edo state Nigeria. A group of unidentified men numbered 50 reportedly attacked the journalists who had separately  filmed them attempting to bribe people to vote for their candidate during…

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Using Visual Storytelling Tools, Oxpeckers Investigation Incorporates Multimedia Elements

Digital models of publishing and presenting stories have led to the creation of new platforms that help journalists take full advantage of interactive content and storytelling forms. In journalism today, good writing alone is no longer enough. Storytelling must be visually compelling as well as interactive, a lesson that the Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism incorporated…

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Storytelling Techniques For Audio Journalists

From radio documentaries to narrative podcasts, the art of audio storytelling  can be complicated and confusing — not just for beginners, but also experienced journalists. IJNet spoke to two producers of narrative podcasts about key storytelling skills, from finding the best stories to tell using audio to recording natural narration. Hebah Fisher is the co-founder…

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UN HRC: Resolution on Safety of Journalists Breaks New Ground

A statement by Article 19 The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has adopted a ground-breaking resolution on the safety of journalists, setting out its most comprehensive agenda yet for states to end impunity for attacks. For the first time, the UN’s highest human rights body urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists, reform laws…

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Obtain Permission Before You Enter Sambisa, Nigerian Military Tells Journalists

Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigerian military has warned journalists against visiting and covering activities in Boko Haram region without military authorisation, saying taking such steps are dangerous. A statement by Defence Headquarters spokesman, Rabe Abubakar says, the “practice is not only capable of jeopardizing the success of the on-going military operations in the area, but also…

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Six tips for working with African newsrooms on cross-border journalism projects

The dramatic increase in mobile phones and internet connectivity across Africa in recent years has created new opportunities for reporters to collaborate on cross-border projects like the Panama Papers. But despite these new opportunities, Africa continues to pose unique challenges to journalists. “The continent has proven its own special challenges with access to internet, access…

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