Rebuilding Trust in Media

Ashoka Fellows are working to rebuild trust in the media by ensuring journalists have the resources and tools that enable rigorous, fact-based, and reliable journalism.

In the midst of "fake news," Ashoka Fellows has been supporting and developing data sources that are open, transparent, and easily accessible for journalists to be able to serve societal interests.

Ashoka Fellows, such as Paul Radu in Romania, Natalia Viana in Brazil, and Gonzalo Fanjul in Spain, are actively working to activate citizenship and human rights.

Ashoka's study this year, "The Bottom Up Media Revolution," prepared in partnership with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, saw five types of innovations as necessary given the current situation.

These types of innovations include: 1) Improving the infrastructure in which the media operates; 2) Strengthening quality of journalism; 3) Ensuring media is a tool for civic engagement; 4) Bolstering economics of media; and 5) Increasing media literacy. Read the Entire Article


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Here's How to Invest in Baltimore's Neglected Neighborhoods

In a commentary by Eric K. Hontz, senior program officer at The Center for International Private Enterprise, it focuses on how Baltimore residents and neighborhoods can break the cycle of poverty and...more

Hong Kong Social Entrepreneur Pitches Rental Affordability Solution for Vancouver

Light Be, a Hong Kong for-profit company that aims to achieve social outcomes, connects needy applicants with discount rentals, but terms of arrangement clash with B.C. law. Social entrepreneur...more

Innovative Climate Change Action in Cities Worldwide

The CSR Journal addresses a state of climate emergency around the world. According to this article, climate change action in cities is critical because urban spaces are significant contributors to...more

Newsmatch Making a Lasting Impact in Communities Throughout the U.S.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes an article originally published at kf.org. Her article tackles how "Americans still don't understand the full extent of the...more

Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities. According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are...more

Entrepreneurs Discuss the Benefits of Impact Investing at Emory University

Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) hosted a panel attended by students, faculty, and Atlanta community members, at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. The event discussed the challenges and...more

How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich

The Trump administration's multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas became a windfall for the wealthiest Americans. The goal of the tax benefit was to persuade...more

Invest Acadiana Recognized as Leading Opportunity Zone Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation of Acadiana

Invest Acadiana, of Louisiana, was recognized as a leading Opportunity Zone Community in new national list. The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson...more

Strong Connections Create Social Impact

Jim Katzaman, manager at Largo Financial Services, features Timothy Macharia, chief management officer of Arielle for Africa and a passionate digital marketer, brand developer and graphic...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more







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Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria


Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, an agreement signed by 34 banks, including the original eight of the nation’s leading banks, that covered nine key areas: environmental and social risk management, environmental and social footprint, human rights, women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, environmental and social governance, capacity building, collaborative partnerships and reporting.




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