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.”
Comedy for a Cause
Jokes for Justice in Latin America
What role can humor play in promoting open society? In this video, Open Society Foundations grantees, staff, and partners explore how comedians and activists in Latin America use comedy to support human rights and democracy.
Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent
Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.
Q&A: The Upstart Newspaper Exposing Corruption in Afghanistan
Seizing the opportunity created by a severe lack of independent news organizations, a group of young people in Kabul are using journalism to hold corrupt government officials accountable for abusing their power.