IJNET | This Togolese outlet fights health misinformation

In Togo, a Francophone country in West Africa, the proliferation of misleading health information poses a significant threat to public health initiatives, undermining concerted efforts to enhance public health. Recognising this issue, in August 2020 Dr. Serge Michel Kodom, a Togolese doctor specialising in infectious diseases, created SOS DOCTEUR TV to provide access to reliable health information, particularly in rural regions across Francophone Africa. Read more here.

Reuters Institute | These women-led newsrooms are helping change journalism in the Global South

Editors from Brazil, Uganda, Nigeria and Nepal share what they’ve learnt while launching independent projects with a focus on women’s issues. Read more here.

WAN IFRA | Documented: redefining community service journalism for the mobile age

Award-winning non-profit news site Documented has taken audience engagement to the next level, and is now covering three New York immigrant communities via social media with news, investigations and resource guides. Read the article here.

Rest of World | How an African streaming service dethroned Netflix

Showmax sits at the top of the market with a vast library of local content, partnerships with Comcast and HBO, and exclusive access to the biggest football leagues in the world. Read more here.

The Fix Media | How the war reshaped the Russian social media landscape

Russia’s censorship and the withdrawal of foreign companies from the Russian market since the 2022 invasion have carved out a space for new social media platforms. Yet, numbers tell that they aren’t as popular as the Russian government would like them to be. Read more here.

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