Thursday, March 12, 2015

This year is going to be crucial for the earth's climate and for the future of our planet. Diplomats and other stakeholders will be gathering in Paris in December 2015 to try to finally agree on an international protocol that will coordinate concerted and collaborative action against global warming.

Internews' Earth Journalism Network has been reporting on climate summits since Kyoto in 1997.

The Commonwealth Club is hosting an event featuring five seasoned journalists who cover climate change, the impacts of global warming and the future of our planet.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The field of media development has evolved since its beginnings. From assisting with setting up a newsroom to developing news agencies’ Web presence, media development practitioners are constantly evaluating what has worked and what hasn’t and strategizing about what they could be doing better. Please join CIMA as we examine the media development field through the lens of four issue areas—funding, innovation, sustainability, and effectiveness—and discuss how these affect media development today.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

The 2015 CAR Conference, devoted to computer-assisted reporting, is being held March 5-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is held by Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This is a critical moment for Myanmar. After decades shut off from the world, the country is finally opening up. Not just physically, but digitally – for the first time, the vast majority of the population has access to cell phones and the internet. Elections will be held in just a few months, but the organizations that are vital to a democratic transition – civil society groups and independent media – face enormous challenges. 

Fortunately, a whole new world of tools creates great opportunities for those pushing for social change.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Since the first broadcast over 100 years ago, radio has proved to be a powerful information source for mobilizing social change and a focal point for community life. In recognition, UNESCO has announced February 13 as World Radio Day.

To celebrate, a variety of practitioners, academics and tools providers are coming together at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London to explore ways in which this traditional platform reaches even the most remote and vulnerable communities.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Internews, Google Earth Outreach and Bay Area International Link (BAIL) invite you to be our guest at the 10th anniversary of the Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) at Folsom Street Foundry in downtown San Francisco.

February 4th, 2015
Folsom Street Foundry – 1425 Folsom Street
5:30 pm

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

We are in the throes of a shift from the industrial era to a digital one. There are 3 billion mobile phone subscribers, with 4 billion more to come online soon. Each will be a node in a new global digital economy.  Yet what will that network look like?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Please join Internews at this National Geographic event on January 13, featuring participants from Photo Camp South Sudan. 
Last September, twenty young adults from across South Sudan took part in the camp, a program designed to develop the skills of young documentary photographers. On January 13, three participants will join their National Geographic teachers and mentors on stage to share the Photo Camp experience.
January 13, 12-1pm
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is hosting a discussion on the power of media, connectivity, and the internet in promoting global advancement.  The panel will bring together experts from government, civil society, and international media to discuss the changing nature of mass communication. The conversation will focus on the growing role of media and information in creating platforms for informed civic debate, and will assess the potential for empowered local media to drive social and economic progress.

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