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Journalism training in Vietnam

Free media training modules in Vietnamese

A dozen free training modules in Vietnamese are now available online for anyone to download and use for non-commercial purposes.

Đài NTV, Vinh dùng tài liệu này

Tài liệu huấn luyện tiếng Việt miễn phí về truyền thông

Bạn có thể lấy xuống mười hai tập huấn luyện bằng tiếng Việt để dùng cho mục đích phi thương mại. Dưới đây là hồ sơ dưới dạng pdf của các tài liệu của Media Helping Media (Truyền Thông Trợ Truyền Thông) và do Viện Fojo Media dịch. Những tài liệu này được cung cấp […]

Training at NTV, Vinh, Nghe An

Journalism training book in Vietnamese published

A booklet containing a dozen training modules for radio and television journalists has been produced in order to help those attending media workshops at a number of Vietnamese regional TV stations.

Reagan shot - Daily Mail, March 31, 1981 - image by Media Helping Media and released under Creative Commons.

From cutting up newspapers to curating links

The story about the woman who collected boxes of old newspapers marking world events reminded me of the days before the internet when a journalist’s research depended on what they had filed away.

Fruit seller on the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A tour of old Dhaka with a beat journalist

Just had an amazing two hours walking round old Dhaka and going out on a row boat dodging barges, ferries and ships on the Buriganga River. 

Kiva lending team for Media Helping Media

I’ve set up a lending team on Kiva, the organisation that arranges microfinance loans to help small businesses in areas where money is scarce.  All net income from the Google ads running on this blog and our main site is loaned via Kiva. 

Media Helping Media on Posterous

Goodbye Posterous, hello WordPress

I’ve really enjoyed using Posterous. I’ve had an account for several years and, during that time, I’ve uploaded almost 200 posts and set up dozens of Posterous Spaces for use in my training work worldwide.

The USAID IREX Serbia farewell poster

IREX Serbia farewell Balkans bash

A two-day conference in Belgrade, involving many of those affected by the work of IREX Serbia has marked the end of 15 years media support work in the country.

Sudanese government blocks award-winning news website

Just got the following news release from Abdel Monim Suleiman, Managing Editor of Hurriyat Sudan. (also known as Abdul) Hurriyat_Press_Release_Final.docx Download this file A few months ago he and his team attended my media strategy training in Kampala, Uganda. While the training was running Abdel and his editor, El Hag Warrag were awarded the Oxfam PEN […]

Human touch journalism – could data be shared by shaking hands?