WAN IFRA | Africa’s storytelling evolution: how podcasting boosts minority voices, and can reinvigorate newsrooms

Podcasting in Africa has grown from strength to strength in the last few years as content creators and journalists take advantage of the low barriers to entry and the opportunity to reach new, younger audiences and share stories not seen in mainstream media. Challenges remain but opportunities abound for publishers to take advantage of the medium. Read the article here.

Columbia Journalism Review | Uncovering the labour exploitation that powers AI

Investigating how tech firms such as OpenAI and Meta teach their algorithms right from wrong, TIME’s Billy Perrigo discovered routine exploitation in the Global South. Read the article here.

Reuters Institute | The spell is broken: Five burned-out journalists on why they left their dream jobs

Reporters from Argentina, Brazil, Panama and the UK explain the reasons why they quit journalism for other professions. Read more here.

Statista | Mapping where journalists disappear

According to the Reporters Without Borders database, at least 165 media workers have disappeared since the year 2000. Statista has created a chart that looks specifically at the number of media workers that have disappeared over the past two decades. Read the article here.

VOA | Female Afghan journalists describe life under Taliban misogyny

Under the Taliban’s gender-based discriminatory regime, female journalists are barred from interviewing male government officials, forbidden from participating in press conferences without a male chaperone and restricted from travelling for reporting purposes. Read the article here.

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