Changing the Face of Information in Pakistan
Ashoka fellow Shafqat Munir Ahmad’s organization Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR) has educated over 1200 journalist to incorporate social issues into mainstream media. The success of JDHR led Shafqat to create a new initiative this year called the Infochange News and Features...
To Change the Migration Narrative, We Need Fact-Checkers
In the fight against disinformation, one media outlet is redirecting readers who seek out the negative
First Fact-based Study of Global Media & Violence Shows Al Jazeera Providing Broadest Coverage on Afghanistan
The Institute for Economics and Peace and Media Tenor have released “Measuring Peace in the Media”, the first study that takes a fact-based approach into understanding the accuracy of international television networks’ coverage of peace, violence and conflict. The results show broad inconsistencies...
An Incredible Two Weeks for the Ashoka Fellowship
The last two weeks have been great ones for the Ashoka Fellowship. During this time a stunning number of Fellows have received a variety of accolades. We are thrilled that these visionary social entrepreneurs are being recognized by so many organizations. Awards are important for social...
Anshul Tewari Created India’s Largest Youth Media Platform at Age 17
Anshul Tewari was dismayed that cultural taboos are producing “a culture of silence that is pushing an entire generation away from changemaking.”