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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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IJNet expands despite rising authoritarianism in countries around the world

May 16, 2016 |

Members of the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) mentoring center in 2014. Courtesy of IJNet. 


By Les Neuhaus

Les Neuhaus is a former foreign correspondent, having covered events across East and Central Africa, and the Middle East. … Read More

Examining empathy gap through data analytics after acts of terror

March 30, 2016 |

For Paris and Brussels we saw Facebook “Safety Checks” and viral symbols of hope. These symbols are meant to unify people after tragedy. Yet, they are also representative of how selective we can be when mourning publicly. Whether we call … Read More

Students visit Fukushima to report stories of resilience in tragedy’s aftermath

June 17, 2015 |

Screengrab from a video about the Bon Festival, a three-day Buddhist festival in Japan that honors the spirits of ancestors. Lorisa Salvatin produced the video as part of a project on Fukushima.


By Allison Griner

What it means to ‘create a media of empathy’

June 9, 2015 |

Lova Rakotomalala (pictured above) has given a lot of thought recently to how empathy plays into storytelling. We plan to explore this topic at ivoh’s annual media summit later this month.



Guest post by: Mary Temiloluwa Ajayi

Mary … Read More

Nancy McGirr: ‘As a journalist I was photographing problems; now I try to solve them’

March 16, 2015 |

Photo taken by 13-year-old Chonita, a student in Nancy McGirr’s FotoKids project. 




Nancy McGirr has spent more than two decades teaching photography to impoverished children in Guatemala City — a place where many youth join gangs or try to get … Read More

John Yemma: ‘It is good journalistic practice to follow up on lives interrupted’

January 26, 2015 |

Flooded boat on coast after tsunami, Singkil, Indonesia, Southeast Asia |  Stock image



The tsunami in Indonesia generated widespread media attention when it occurred 10 years ago. We heard and saw stories about loss, tragedy, and devastation from … Read More

Solange Lusiku Nsimire shows courage & strength as a female journalist in the Congo

October 31, 2014 |

Art illustration of previous Courage in Journalism Awards, with photos from the International Women’s Media Foundation.


Solange Lusiku Nsimire has had to exhibit great courage as a female journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She’s received death threats for … Read More

Photographer captures restorative narratives in aftermath of Beslan hostage crisis

September 25, 2014 |

A mother hugs her daughter near the graves of her two other children. They were all hostages during the 2004 attack. Photo taken by, and used with permission from, Oskana Yushko.



Photographer Oksana Yushko has visited the Russian … Read More

Fellows program yields untold stories about environmental changemakers in China

July 28, 2014 |

Huai River Guardians co-founder, Huo Minjie, inspects water purified by one of the organization’s 26 installed systems. (Photo courtesy of the International Reporting Program.)


By Mike Wallberg

Mike is a fellow of the International Reporting Program and a freelance journalist in Vancouver, … Read More

People around the world show support for Al Jazeera journalists

February 27, 2014 |

Al Jazeera called for a “Global Day of Action” Thursday to support staffers who have been jailed in Egypt for months without trial.

Journalists around the world acknowledged the day by holding vigils, and Al Jazeera staffers (pictured above) had … Read More