“I feel there is no better time than this to be a health practitioner in Liberia. I’m proud that I can make a difference in people’s lives; especially during the Ebola crisis,” says 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Kolu Kamah, Director of Nursing Services and Acting Hospital Administrator at the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) hospital. Both ELWA and Kolu are at the forefront of Liberia’s fight against Ebola: three of the American physicians who contracted the virus worked at ELWA hospital, and Doctors without Borders maintains a unit at the hospital.
In an effort to support high-quality investigative journalism and strengthen freedom of expression, IREX Mozambique and the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI) are partnering to provide capacity building and technical support for media advocacy and press freedom to media professionals in Mozambique. Throughout the partnership, ABRAJI will share practical advocacy tools, training materials and experiences from Brazil. The collaboration will also cover the joint development and implementation of online training courses for Mozambican journalists, which will be reinforced with offline trainings carried out by the Media Strengthening Program for Mozambique (MSP).
IREX is pleased to announce the new five-year, USAID-funded Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) program. Through trainings and guidance with a core group of committed media outlets, M-TAG will enable journalists to gain a better understanding of select government reform areas for more competent reporting, in addition to helping journalists improve sensitivity when covering diversity for more inclusive policies in newsrooms.