Multimedia Training at the United Nations

Journalists from Palestine work under extreme conditions, but they also have a unique opportunity to improve and authenticate local and international media coverage on the region, especially in the digital media landscape. Throughout our training the journalists practice a range of digital media and publish it at On the Record:Palestinian Journalists Reporting from the United Nations. In … Continue reading Multimedia Training at the United Nations

UN Media Training: 2015 Highlights

We just wrapped up our annual Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists at the United Nations. Check out these short films  produced by the talented participants. Beautiful stories of family and community-- three generations of Palestinians living in America. Check out their multimedia projects. Find out more about the United Nations Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists.

Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction

Growing up in a small village in the Republic of the Congo, Mobie Prime thought of wild animals in terms of hunting-- bushmeat. But today, Prime and his team of "eco-guards” at the Lesio-Louna Natural Forest are trying to save the local gorilla population from extinction. “They're like my own kids,” he says of the … Continue reading Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction

Planting Peace in the Congo

For the women of Kinkala in the Republic of the Congo, sustainable farming is about more than growing organic vegetables.  Still recovering from a decade of violent conflict, these women know that sustainability means physical, economic and emotional security– it means peace. Check out our short film, People's Choice Award winner in the Real Food … Continue reading Planting Peace in the Congo

Digital Storytelling in Ghana

In today's media environment, organizing and building support for community projects requires a wide variety of communication skills. To support its alumni in Africa with their volunteer work, the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) partnered with the Digital Canopy to provide a Digital Storytelling Workshop. Activists from 9 African countries produced films about the … Continue reading Digital Storytelling in Ghana

“I have always known I was a woman with dreams…

...but with little opportunity. And while I didn't know what the dream was, now it has become the dream of my life."    --Ester Echaverria, 2012 (VIDEO) When Ester Echaverria was growing up in a small fishing village on the Costa de los Pajaros in Costa Rica, money was tight and her family couldn't afford … Continue reading “I have always known I was a woman with dreams…