Winning Projects 2012: Pursue Truth!

  • Winner

    Findia: A Journalism-, Charity- and Art Project

    Findia breaks with cultural stereotypes by bringing detailed and colourful information about India into a world trapped in black-and-white thinking, thus raising awareness and educating. Findia gathers first-hand information on little known topics and shares it via social media, as well via classical media channels. The main focus in Findia is on the researching and publishing of stories by nonprofessional student journalists and socially engaged young people. Findia seeks a 360 degree perspective, by asking questions to different persons related to a chosen topic. For instance, NGOs, victims...
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    BudgIT

    BudgIT is a civic start-up to present Nigerian public finances in a web platform understandable at every level of literacy and user interest. The goal is to redefine participatory governance in Nigeria while promoting open access to data and focusing on a more user-friendly presentation of state and federal budgets. Contents include charts and performance analysis for proper understanding of what budgets and public data entail. With little or no knowledge of accounting and public financial management, many Nigerians are lost when confronted with government budgets or media releases only...
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    MorsiMeter

    For the first time in the election history of Egypt, the Middle East and the Arab Region, a digital initiative sets out to follow and evaluate democratic change. MorsiMeter, an interactive website, attempts to monitor the performance of the recently elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, by documenting what has actually been achieved in contrast to campaign promises. MorsiMeter has itemized the list of Morsi’s ambitious election commitments and plans to track his progress in achieving them. Content categories include Sanitation, Security, Bread, Fuel, and Traffic. When and if Morsi...
  • Runner-Up

    International Reporters

    International Reporters (IR) is a youth journalism initiative for fair news coverage and sustainable development. The project was developed by an international group of students who met at www.theglobalexperience.org, an intercultural youth network for global education and sustainable development. Currently 38 young people from 17 nations form the IR editorial and share with us news stories, photo series and video reports that aim to give a different perspective on our respective countries. Our stories portray people with great life stories, tackle issues of sustainable development, share...
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    News That Matters Not

    News That Matters Not (NTMN) is an Indian news satire and humour website that engages in social commentary and criticism. Operating since November 2009, NTMN is one of the oldest of all such popular websites in India, which is still very active. NTMN attempts to use sarcastic humour, dark satire and critical observations, to target media, politics, life and society. It was the winner of the prestigious 8th Annual Manthan South Asia Awards for best e-content practices (category: e-news and media) in December 2011. The jury appreciated NTMN’s social value as a writing venture and its value as a...