Grantee Honored for New Media Excellence
VerdadAbierta.com (“open truth”), a grantee of the Open Society Foundations, was recently awarded the “New Media” prize from the prestigious Círculo de Periodistas de Bogota (Circle of Journalists from Bogotá) during its annual excellence in journalism awards ceremony. The website was among 28 nominees in this category and had only been in operation for four months prior to this recognition.
Focusing on the paramilitary side of Colombia’s long civil war, VerdadAbierta.com provides stories about the creation, development, and expansion of the paramilitary movement in Colombia by offering information that is easy to understand and disseminate. The wealth of resources contained in this website will help support Colombia’s long road towards justice and reconciliation. Verdadabierta.com is a project of the Colombian weekly Semana and the Colombian foundation “Ideas Para la Paz.”
Ukraine’s Independent Media
Q&A: Telling War Stories Under Fire
It is incredibly tough to cover war against an enemy who wields disinformation amid the bombs and bullets. Yet thousands of displaced Ukrainian journalists carry on. What it takes to keep their stories coming.
Q&A: Harnessing the Power of Documentary Storytelling
Orwa Nyrabia, artistic director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, talks to Open Society about his experiences in Syria as a child and during the war, and its impact on his worldview and creative path
Strength in Numbers
Q&A: How Collaborative Journalism Defeats Censorship
Responding to increasingly violent attacks on reporters all over the world, the organization Forbidden Stories brings journalists together to amplify the stories that enemies of a free press want to keep hidden.