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The Jakarta Globe

Meleva Thorn

Sienna Curnow

16 January 2021

Indonesia

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CekFakta is a collaborative network that fights misinformation with around 6,000 fact-checkers from major Indonesian media organizations, citizens, and academics. The group holds training sessions to help journalists ...

The New York Times

John Leland

14 January 2021

New York, New York, United States

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To address the need and want for increased access to information, an 80-year-old woman living in a retirement home in New York City rallied her fellow residents and launched a newsletter to provide relevant news durin...

The Local

Laís Martins

27 November 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

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To help students and others internationals who are living in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic, a Facebook group was formed that translates news reports into English. Although messaging from the governme...

Digiday

Lucinda Southern

14 October 2020

United States

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To entice paying subscribers to its ad-free news site, and to spark informed discourse in its comments section, The Correspondent promotes an unusual degree of interaction between its journalists and readers and activ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

29 September 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime-tracking mobile apps give millions of Brazilians crowdsourced data on urban violence, alerting people to dangerous places and filling gaps in government data on shootings, robberies, and other risks. But apps su...

ProPublica

Andrew Ford

4 June 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Rowan Philp

7 May 2020

Wuhan, China

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Four Corners television produced a documentary about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China that uses footage filmed by residents. The clips, which show people with the virus being taken by police and bodies left on...

Slate

Isabela Dias

2 April 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Community organizers are stepping in to help disseminate vital public health information to underserved communities. In Brazil, social organizers like the those behind Our Mothers’ Lives, an organization advocating fo...

NBC News

Olivia Solon

April Glaser

18 March 2020

United States

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A group of researchers of infectious diseases, virologists, computer scientists, doctors, and nurses have taken to moderating a community coronavirus message board on Reddit to help spread awareness and decrease infor...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

2 March 2020

United States

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The freewheeling discussion platform Reddit has spawned many conspiracy theories, but it also plays host to anti-disinformation activists. By striking back at those who spread propaganda and potentially harmful disinf...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 December 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi journalist who uses a combination of humor and grassroots organizing to teach youth in Iraq and across the world about their government's corruption with his show, "The Albasheer Show.” He ...

Wyoming Public Media

Rae Ellen Bichell

5 August 2019

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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A local community member in Longmont, Colorado looks to creative public financing in order to keep the news media alive in his town. Looking to libraries as a successful model of special improvement districts, which a...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

11 April 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Times Free Press convened community leaders from across the city to discuss gun violence. Beyond exploring the many forces causing gun violence, like toxic masculinity and social media, the forum provide...

Pacific Standard

Mark Oprea

15 February 2019

Mexico

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Independent journalists and upstart news organizations in Mexico have banded together to counter potentially deadly or disruptive fake news with a highly organized fact-checking campaign calling itself Verificado. Bes...

Politico

Max Blau

24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

Model D

David Sands

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Operating as a low-power FM radio station, Detroit’s 96.7 WNUC provides an independent platform for community voices and interests. Programming ranges from shows focusing on Detroit’s musical legacy to discussions of ...

New York Magazine

Dan Nosowitz

4 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya's indigenous communities are fighting the government's attempts to seize the land they live on using an app called This is My Backyard, or TIMBY. The app helps users to securely encrypt videos and pictures that ...

BBC

Tim Harford

27 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Technology has made it easier to fact-check speeches and interviews in real time. The organization Fullfact has made software that processes dialogue looking for claims and highlights whether those claims match verifi...

The Intercept

Ryan Devereaux

23 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In order to understand and end legal and extralegal ways the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency terrorizes immigrant communities it is essential to understand where and how ICE raids are happening. ICEWatch is...

Yes! Magazine

Shaima Shamdeen

19 April 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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In Cincinnati, a resource guide helps those currently or previously incarcerated find resources like housing and employment so they can transition back to the community. The newspaper, called Re-enter into Society Emp...

Bright Magazine

Peter DiCampo

19 March 2018

Kenya

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In order to create a larger role for aid recipients in conversations about how success and failure are defined for international aid, the What Went Wrong project was founded. People use mobile phones to contact the jo...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

9 September 2017

Richland, Ohio, United States

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Ohio news organization, Richland Source, threw a community-wide baby shower to learn more about maternal health and provide expecting parents with resources and information. The community engagement initiative used gr...

GOOD Magazine

Emily Frisella

27 April 2017

United States

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Wikipedia's editorial makeup lacks diversity—a phenomenon that could be detected by the majority “straight white male” makeup of the editing team, and inferred by the lack of information on 'feminine' topics. But than...

TRT World

Priyanka Borpujari

23 January 2017

El Salvador

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Community radio stations in El Salvador and have made a positive impact in the lives of young adult working at these stations. In a country with high rates of violence and youth gang membership, stations provide a way...

The Guardian

Mark Anderson

4 November 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Information is essential to build trust between the government and the governed, create accountability, and oppose systemic corruption. In Tanzania, a series of initiatives are working to collect, disseminate, and cre...

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