A CFI AND FRANCE MÉDIAS MONDE PROJECT
INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE
The environment, health, misinformation, gender equality, solutions journalism… seasoned international journalists are sharing their expertise on how to cover thematic information. More than 200 free videos are available to watch in French, English and Arabic. Whether you are based in Tunis, Dakar, Beirut, Hong Kong or Cape Town, discover what the experts have to say to make better sense of the news and to boost your skills.
Conseils de journalistes (journalist guidance) is a free educational resource created by CFI, the French media development agency, in partnership with RFI, France24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya to benefit journalists the world over. #JournalistsInsight
The 5 collections
The news is often considered to be a never-ending stream of depressing and negative stories that induce anxiety, which hurts journalism and makes the profession less popular among the general public. And yet, journalism can also provide solutions and bring them to fruition. We call this solutions journalism, or SoJo – a form of journalism that is useful and which tries to restore a sense of balance to the news without ignoring the negative stories entirely.
and gender equality
The profession of journalism must be as accessible to women as it is to men, it must promote journalism training for women, and it must encourage initiatives that aim to make media professionals more conspicuous whereby their output gains greater appreciation. Gender-sensitive journalism strikes a balance, reminds the media organisations of their moral responsibility and, in a nutshell, gives every part of society the same opportunity to express itself.
Health dominates the global news agenda like never before. From discoveries to major innovations and dramatic health crises, health journalists have played a crucial role in the medical and societal domain. Health journalism must inform the public at regional and international level, particularly in Africa, about prevention and about health concerns in areas of conflict in the Middle East.
Changing our behaviour will lead to a change in the fabric of our society. This includes changing the way we see the world and tell stories. It requires a different way of providing information: developing a more constructive form of journalism. In times of crisis, creating conversational spaces to get close to people can promote a form of journalism that serves a purpose for the public. That’s what this training and this collection of e-learning resources are all about.
Fact-checking is a set of practices and tools used to verify information and is a basic principle of journalism. There are many ways to check facts and anything can be verified (photos, videos, rumours spread on social media, etc.). It is absolutely imperative that a journalist verifies a piece of information before publishing it due to the explosion of fake news which is often created online and distributed on a massive scale on social media.
Media professionals are sharing their know-how
From Bangkok to Beirut via Johannesburg, international news experts are sharing their expertise with you so that you can cover stories in a different way and develop a constructive form of journalism.
A CFI project in partnership with France Médias Monde