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Debate: Closing spaces – how do media and civil society fight back?

Debate: Closing spaces – how do media and civil society fight back?

When state restrictions reshape the civic space, how do media and civil society fight back? Join us for a debate on 16 …

Johnston to Keynote ARIJ’s 10th Arab Investigative Journalism Forum

Johnston to Keynote ARIJ’s 10th Arab Investigative Journalism Forum

First keynote speaker announced for the upcoming Annual Forum for Arab Investigative Journalism in Jordan: David Cay …

Radio Ergo helps combat Cholera outbreak in Somalia

Radio Ergo helps combat Cholera outbreak in Somalia

The deadly disease Cholera is spreading in Somalia. Broadcasts by Radio Ergo on the how to get treatment have raised awareness in some of the poorest neighbourhoods.

New IMS/BBC collaboration around Somali radio series addresses drought

New IMS/BBC collaboration around Somali radio series addresses drought

A unique new series, Ogaal, that will help Somalis cope during the current drought, begins on Tuesday 3 October on BBC …

Podcast favorites

Podcast favorites

Need to update your podcast stream? Here’s what IMS’ ever curious staff and social media followers recommends: Foreign policy and international relations is central for a plethora of reputable institutions, many of whom have taken to podcasting.

Syrian news editor: “The war limits the stories we can do”

Syrian news editor: “The war limits the stories we can do”

Reporting from a war torn country like Syria limits the types of stories you can do, concludes the news editor in chief …

Looking for the truth in Myanmar’s continuing conflict

Looking for the truth in Myanmar’s continuing conflict

The conflict in Myanmar has entered its third week. Lack of access to the conflict area and thereby to reliable information has led to a biased and divided media coverage

Gambian media to play decisive role in democratic transformation

Gambian media to play decisive role in democratic transformation

After more than 20 years as a dictatorship, The Gambia is now taking its first steps towards democracy. As part of that transformation, a media sector reform process has been …

Blog: Azerbaijan #Laundromat: Time to hold Azerbaijan accountable

Blog: Azerbaijan #Laundromat: Time to hold Azerbaijan accountable

Azerbaijani authorities have been quick to respond to the #Laundromat investigation – but not by launching an investigation into the money-laundering allegations. Instead …

Blog: Are we ready to defend the truth?

Blog: Are we ready to defend the truth?

We must ask ourselves why fake news stories have the power to become influential. IMS programme manager Antonina Cherevko argues that the reason is because fake news tap into negative stereotypes audiences …