Storytelling for Impact

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8: Not enough NGOs consider paying story contributors - Laura Elizabeth Pohl, humanitarian photographer

Sept. 12, 2021

“A lot of us get into this work with NGOs because we want to make a difference but there are times when NGOs are actually doing more harm and they’re not living up to their standard of being humanitarian.” This episode featu…

7: Going undercover always carries a risk – Ed Davey, environmental investigative journalist

Aug. 1, 2021

This episode features Ed Davey, the head of rainforest investigations at the international NGO Global Witness, where he leads a team dedicated to exposing the destruction of the world’s most important rainforests in Brazil, …

6: So much NGO language reinforces stereotypes – Sarika Bansal, ethical language expert

June 23, 2021

This episode features Sarika Bansal, a journalist and author based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sarika was the founder and editor in chief of BRIGHT magazine, an award-winning digital magazine that told fresh, solutions-oriented stori…

5: Do no harm also applies to journalism – Thin Lei Win, humanitarian correspondent

May 21, 2021

This episode features Thin Lei Win, an award-winning Burmese climate change, food security and humanitarian correspondent living in Italy. Thin recently went freelance after nearly 13 years reporting for the Thomson Reuters …

How to get into human rights reporting, with Iain Overton

May 7, 2021

In this bite-size bonus episode of Storytelling for Impact, Iain Overton offers his top tips on becoming an investigative journalist and foreign correspondent. Links: Volunteer at Action on Armed Violence Follow All the Citi…

4: There is a price you pay as a foreign correspondent - Iain Overton, writer and campaigner

April 21, 2021

This episode features Iain Overton, a multi-award-winning investigative journalist based in the UK who has worked in over 80 countries around the world unearthing hard truths about human rights and gun violence. Iain was the…