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[News] [Rival] How Gates is Buying the Press (Pay the Media for 'Good' Coverage)

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] How Gates is Buying the Press (Pay the Media for 'Good' Coverage)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:34:46 +0100
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Joint deal to give farmersâ voice in radio broadcasts

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| The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has 
| partnered with the Alliance for a Green 
| Revolution in Africa (Agra) to launch radio 
| programmes to ensure access to timely and 
| relevant information for farmers.


Journalism fellowship engages students with homelessness

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| Six Washington journalists have been 
| awarded a $219,347 grant by the Bill and 
| Melinda Gates Foundation to publicize and 
| spread awareness of family homelessness 
| through various media outlets in Seattle 
| and the greater Washington area.


Colbert wants Gates Foundation funds

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| Colbert wants Gates Foundation funds to 
| insert social messages into reality TV 
| reruns.


Praise of the Gates Foundation by a grantee 

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| This institution, funded by the Gates 
| Foundation, reports that the Gates 
| Foundation has made a splash in funding for 
| neglected diseases. And there is a great 
| quote by Gates Foundation employee 
| Rabinovich to underline the importance of 
| the Gates Foundation: "In these tough 
| economic times, every contribution to 
| neglected disease R&D is absolutely 
| critical".



Training on journalism advancing the interests of the Gates Foundation or the interests of Africans

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| Why is 'training' for journalists always
| issue-based? AIDS, agriculture, etc. The
| Gates Foundation wants to advance its own
| agenda. Why not fund an panAfrican school
| of journalism? Or five or six regional
| African schools of journalism? Africans can
| run their own schools of journalism.


Filling a Need for African-Based Reporting on Agriculture

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| But there are efforts underway to increase
| reporting about Africa from Africans. The
| International Center for Journalists
| received a $2 million grant, three-year
| grant in 2008 from the Bill & Melinda Gates
| Foundation to improve coverage of
| agriculture and health. They're placing
| journalists from the U.S. in four key
| African countries--Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania,
| and Senegal-- where they will lead projects
| with African journalists, helping them
| improve not only coverage, but the quality
| of the articles they're writing. The
| project will also help train "citizen
| journalist" stringers who can relay
| information from the village level via
| cellphones.
| And earlier this year, the Gates Foundation
| also awarded a two-year grant to the
| Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to
| develop an intensive training program for
| African journalists to promote high-quality
| coverage of agricultural issues.

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