The practice commonly known as “parachute journalism”, i.e. dispatching journalists to a country for a relatively short period of time to cover a story, is a controversial type of reporting. But journalists agree that bringing in local knowledge is key to producing solid reporting.
Featuring grantees of The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR), this panel discussion will look at innovations and challenges journalists are facing with development reporting. Is it just Western reporters objectifying the challenges of poorer countries? How can we allow marginalised communities to tell their own stories?
The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project operated by the European Journalism Centre (EJC).