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Constructive Journalism

Get inspired! Watch constructive video stories from our fellows

From Africa to the Middle East, 15 journalists took part in DW Akademie’s Constructive Journalism Fellowship and learned how to inspire people with their stories.

The world is doing terribly. That gloom-and-doom narrative makes many people turn away from traditional media. DW Akademie’s project “Constructive Journalism Lab" aims to strengthen constructive visual journalism.

Considering the world to be full of stories, the project focuses on uplifting those that rarely make the headlines. Participants such as Toka Omar from Egypt, Lourdes Walusala from Kenya and Isaac Kaledzi from Ghana are like-minded, constructive thinkers from Africa and the Middle East. Some of them are new to video production, some are professional filmmakers. But they are all going beyond the nasty and negative.

And they are all #Moving Media Forward!

Constructive Journalism Lab

Check out the videos of the fellows!

Video 1: Toka Omar, multimedia journalist from Egypt

Toka : "When I get asked by strangers about how to help with the portrayed solution, I feel like I've succeeded in delivering the message!"

Video 2: Lourdes Walusala, journalist from Kenya 

Lourdes: "Hence, I decided to add a sparkle to the gloom!"

Video 3: Isaac Kaledzi, journalist from Ghana

Isaac : "My biggest goal in journalism is to see the stories I tell impacting lives!"

This project is part of the global initiative "Transparency and media freedom - Crisis resilience in the pandemic" of DW Akademie and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).