Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Media Innovation

Country: Afghanistan
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Reza Deghati and his organization AINA are helping rebuild a strong and democratic civil society in Afghanistan through the development and diffusion of independent media. His models of rapid media training and “emergency education” focus on empowering women and children in particular and are now being replicated in...

Country: Czech Republic
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Jeremy Druker is developing the foundations for professional journalism in two critical markets: Central Asia, where independent journalism is constantly under threat, and Central Europe, where there is a strong need for industry standards. By placing emerging local journalists at the center of independent and...

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Klaas Glenewinkel is kick-starting markets for private media advertising in post-conflict regions. This allows local print, radio, and television media to become more independent from political and religious groups and it enables companies from around the world to support pluralistic societies through their advertising...

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Gregor Hackmack has created an impartial online platform that enables direct, public dialogue between individual citizens and their elected representatives, holds politicians accountable to the public, and gives citizens easy access to political information. With a rigorous commitment to transparency, Gregor brings...

Country: Slovakia
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

During an era and in a region where citizens distrust the media and are increasingly apathetic about politics and discourse, Štefan Hríb has designed a model of independent news and information delivery that captivates wide audiences. Beginning with a weekly periodical and television series, Štefan is proving that...

Country: Peru
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Stefan Kaspar is building the capacity for broad video literacy in the Andean region, creating both the infrastructure and the content to catalyze the engagement of a generation of otherwise information-marginalized citizens. He has created a network of microcinemas that reaches practically every corner of Peru....

Country: Spain
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

News and media organizations have always played an essential role in free and democratic societies by connecting individuals to vital information about events and decisions that shape their worlds. These organizations are quickly losing relevance in an increasingly interconnected society where almost anyone can access...

Country: India
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

English and Hindi dailies in India do not have the resources and mechanisms to be able to source stories from rural and marginalized areas. As a result, they devote only 2 percent of their total coverage to rural issues. By building a pan-India network of professionally trained citizen video-correspondents drawn from...

Country: Palestinian Territory
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Raed Othman is creating the first non-profit news media network in the Levant that strengthens civil society through monitoring governmental institutions, localizing ownership of the news, and facilitating informed public debates around human rights, gender equality, and public policy. By using his own work as a model...

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Human Rights

In Brazil, the power of the media to celebrate the diversity of its population, particularly citizens of African descent, has rarely been harnessed. Paulo Rogerio Nunes is training black and white media professionals to foster interracial understanding in mass and alternative media. Paulo Rogerio also advocates and...