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06 Jun, 2019, 14:36 BST Media in Europe and Eurasia challenged by evolving revenue models, shows IREX's 2019 MSI study

Scarce advertising revenue, competitive markets, and the continuing shift of advertising from traditional media to social media platforms continue to ...


18 Jul, 2018, 14:00 BST Media in Europe and Eurasia threatened by heightened violence against journalists, shows IREX's 2018 MSI study

Deterioration of journalists' safety and heightened financial pressures that threaten ethics and independence are recurrent barriers to media...


08 Aug, 2017, 11:00 BST One Thousand Young African Leaders Convene in Washington to Collaborate on Leadership and Skill Building

One thousand young African leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit. Representing 48...


08 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 - 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities...


05 Jun, 2017, 11:00 BST Young leaders gather to generate innovative solutions to tough challenges in West Africa

More than 130 young African leaders met in Accra, Ghana from May 31 to June 1 to collaborate on solutions to tough challenges in their countries and...


23 May, 2017, 08:00 BST Young African leaders pitch innovative solutions to businesses to shape the future of Africa

More than 100 young African leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from May 19 –20 to collaborate for promoting positive change in communities throughout...


12 Dec, 2016, 06:00 GMT East African teachers share solutions for improving secondary education

Nearly 80 East African secondary school teachers met in Kampala, Uganda, December 9-10 to discuss how to create more inclusive and constructive...


21 Sep, 2016, 11:00 BST Apply Now for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Logo -...


22 Jun, 2016, 10:00 BST Young Leaders from 14 East African Countries Converge on Nairobi

Over 100 rising young leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from June 15–17, 2016 to discuss the role of youth in driving sustainable development and a...


13 Jun, 2016, 11:00 BST Supporting Young African Leaders to Build Prosperity

More than 140 rising young Southern African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa June 9 – 11, 2016 to collaborate on their role in driving...


25 May, 2016, 11:00 BST Mandela Washington Fellows Discuss Sustainable Future for Africa

Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future ...


27 Apr, 2016, 11:00 BST IREX MSI: Biased Content and Self-Censorship Plague Media in Eastern Europe

When asked how the media serve their needs, Georgians, Moldovans, and Ukrainians highlighted the poor, politicized, and sensationalized reporting as...


01 Oct, 2015, 09:00 BST Apply Now for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Applications for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Logo - ...


15 Jun, 2015, 11:00 BST East Africa Conference Builds Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

More than 100 rising African leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya, for U.S. President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela...


15 May, 2015, 08:00 BST YALI Mandela Washington Fellows to Convene in Johannesburg

President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is hosting the 1st Annual Southern Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington ...


04 May, 2015, 11:00 BST Hope for Fourth Estate in Eastern Europe Despite Many Hardships

Amid declining or stagnant media health in several Eastern European and former Soviet countries some positive trends are emerging, demonstrating that ...


23 Apr, 2015, 11:00 BST First Mandela Washington Fellowship Conference Reunites Fellows in Accra

Over 150 young leaders from 21 West African countries will gather in Accra, Ghana next week to share their expertise and engage on issues they have...


07 Oct, 2014, 05:04 BST 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Now Open

Applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Logo -...


20 Aug, 2014, 12:00 BST Ebola - More Than Medical Urgency in Liberia

Since the start of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, IREX has been working with its partners to get out responsible and accurate information and promote a ...


27 May, 2014, 12:00 BST Digital Broadcasting Threatens Eastern Europe's Media

Broadcast media throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union stand to suffer when the transition to digital broadcasting takes place in 2015....


09 Dec, 2013, 11:00 GMT Young African Leaders Apply Now for Washington Fellowship

The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)....


25 Jul, 2013, 11:00 BST In Eurasia, New Media's Arrival Upsets Old Order

IREX's latest Europe & Eurasia Media Sustainability Index (MSI) finds that new media sources are rapidly replacing traditional outlets as the...


28 Jun, 2013, 11:00 BST In Africa, Traditional Media Maintain Lead over New Media

IREX's latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI) found that traditional media remain the preferred source of news. Many benefits presented by...


05 Apr, 2012, 14:00 BST Increasing Political Control of the Media Seen in Europe and Eurasia

The 2012 edition of IREX's Media Sustainability Index (MSI) for Europe and Eurasia measures the struggles and triumphs of the media sector in 21...