Organisation: Ground Up

Globally, journalism’s reputation is undergoing something of an assault. The spectre of fake news stories and unethical journalism is never far from the headlines with journalistic integrity at stake. At the same time, however, journalists in many countries face intimidation, harassment and physical violence. Positive news on journalism can be hard to find, although South […]

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Growing up, I always assumed community news to be a mixture of the banal (‘Local Man Eats Sandwich’), the bizarre (‘Woman Marries Budgie) and the barely believable (‘Dog learns Swedish watching Nordic Noir’). Actually, that last story sounds intriguing and certainly more interesting than many newspaper stories.

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In a city like Cape Town, getting your voice heard can be a real challenge. Without the money, the connections or the social standing, it is easy for the media – and in many cases the government – to overlook you and hope you’ll go away.

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Readers of this blog will be aware that we have made a number of grants to South African organisations in recent months as part of a push to increase our work there in the transparency and accountability space.

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After a relatively quiet summer here at Indigo, the pace is picking up and this is the first of a series of blog posts concerning newly awarded grants. The others will follow shortly. We’re delighted to announce a grant of £10,863 to GroundUp, a South African initiative of the Community Media Trust and University of […]

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