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Keeping Up with the Times: Local Media Outlets Help Georgia Move Into the Digital Information Age

To help media in Georgia stay ahead of changing trends and technology, the USAID supported New Media Initiative is working with media organizations like the Information Center of Kakheti to build TV studios for streaming news programming online. / Photo by Gela Mtivlishvili

Journalists in Georgia are telling stories that are more dynamic, relevant and accessible to audiences with the support of multimedia training through the USAID’s New Media Initiative (NMI).

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Media’s Multiple Roles in Democracy and Development

A man in Myanmar reads a newspaper on the street. / Kim Nguyen van Zoen, Internews

Sunday is World Press Freedom Day, which prompts us to reflect on the vital role that journalists and media play in our daily lives. USAID recognizes this critical role, supporting freer and better-established media in over 30 countries.

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From the Field in Afghanistan: A Media Revolution

USAID has funded more than 50 community radio stations and trained more than 11,440 journalists since the fall of the Taliban. Photo credit: Internews Afghanistan

USAID, with the help of its partners, is helping to bridge a gap between the media and the Afghan people. Read more >>

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Earth Matters Workshop Helps Nepali Journalists Link Environment to Socio-Political Dialogue

Former Parliamentarian and Politician Gagan Thapa joined the “Earth Matters Workshop” to discuss the environmental issues and challenges in the Constituent Assembly and reiterated the important role media plays in raising public awareness and influencing policy discourse and action.  Photo credit: Fungma Fudong, USAID Nepal

USAID, in partnership with WWF Nepal, organized a media Earth Day workshop to help journalists understand how environmental issues can be linked to broader socio-political issues in Nepal. Read more >>

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Free Press: The Cornerstone of Democracy

In Mozambique, USAID supports the five-year, $10 million Media Strengthening Program to promote a free, open, diverse, and self-sustaining media sector. Photo Credit: IREX

Today and every day, USAID applauds the brave work of journalists, editors, and the increasing millions of “citizen reporters” throughout the world in their common pursuit to freely gather, report, analyze, and share news. Read more >>

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Half the Sky: Building a Movement Through Media & Technology

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Photo credit: Half the Sky

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases January/February 2013 Issue

A Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in Kitengela, Kenya. Photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is helping communities become more resilient to new and long standing crises, and how training to journalists and media organizations in developing countries helps create well-informed citizens. Read more >>

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Communication is Aid: Old and New Technologies Make Aid More Effective

Shujaaz.FM main character DJ Boyie pirates airtime to talk about what's important to youth

Participants of the ‘Communication is Aid: Humanitarian, Media and Technology Collaboration’ event, held in Nairobi, Kenya in early December discuss how communication is used as aid. Read more >>

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Ford Foundation Event Celebrates Premieres of Half the Sky and Women and Girls Lead Global

Amid the hubbub of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, some 250 distinguished guests crowded the towering atrium of the Ford Foundation on Monday evening to celebrate the impending Independent Lens broadcast of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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Celebrating Media’s Impact on Development on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day – a day established by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to celebrate the principles of press freedom and bring attention to the threats to media independence around the world.  USAID celebrates World Press Freedom Day and welcomes the opportunity to salute the professionalism and bravery of media […]

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