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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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.