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Journalismfund.eu’s innovation booster supports online newspaper for low-literate adults

  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Media

MECHELEN - ‘Wablieft’ (Flemish interjection meaning ‘Excuse me?’) is a newspaper that has been providing clear news for low-literate adults in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) for more than thirty years. Next to a weekly newspaper it also publishes ‘Wablieft Start’, a biweekly news magazine in even simpler Dutch.
 

A screenshot of Wablieft's website

Online illegal wildlife trade

  • Corruption
  • Data Journalism
  • Innovation
  • International
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

CAPE TOWN - Although cyberspace is not the main platform for the illegal wildlife trade, it provides an anonymous and versatile marketplace in which to buy and sell. It is safe to say that the internet plays a role at some point in an increasing number of wildlife trafficking incidents.

Journalismfund.eu’s innovation incubator supports AI-based factcheck platform

  • Europe
  • Innovation
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - Factcheck.Vlaanderen is a project that aims to counter online disinformation and polarisation in Flanders (the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). It is a fact-checking platform where man and machine cooperate to track, check and combat disinformation. The project is a unique collaboration between an AI-start-up, two media partners, two university colleges and a citizen participation company.

Podlab XL coaches audio novices from podcast idea to pilot

  • Innovation
  • Media

“You have a great idea for a nonfiction podcast, but you know little about podcasting and storytelling. You have a story in your mind but you don’t know how to develop it as a podcast. You’re brooding on a podcast but you want to develop it with professional coaching. You lack practical and technical skills to develop your podcast.”
 

Sustainability and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Science

The share of the pharmaceutical sector in the Belgian economy is large. According to the organization pharma.be in 2017, the sector employed 35,711 people and our country exported for a total value of 40.5 billion euros of medicines and vaccines worldwide, which is about 10% of Belgian exports. 

From China to Europe by train

  • Innovation
  • International
  • Work

One Belt One Road an economic project?

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping decided it was time to 'go out'. He launched the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project and wants to develop a train connection across the Eurasian continent and a maritime route into Europe.

Science Fraud in Flanders

  • Innovation
  • Science

One in twelve medical scientists in Flanders admits to making up or ‘massaging’ data in order for it to match a hypothesis. And almost six in twelve see such fraudulent practices happening around them. They identify high publication pressure as one of the causes.

The End of Antibiotics

  • Innovation
  • Health

Antibiotics have long been a sort of wonder drug that allowed for a significant decrease in mortality from all kinds of infectious diseases. But there is one disadvantage to antibiotics: bacteria develop a resitance for them. In The End of Antibiotics journalist Rinke van den Brink puts these imperceptible bruisers under the microscope. He speaks with scores of international specialists and asks them for possible solutions, because antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem.

Xinjiang: a melting pot of cultures at the end of the world

  • Politics
  • Innovation
  • Art

Xinjiang is a province of China, with the statute of ‘Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’ under control of the central Chinese government. It is very Chinese and at the same time it seems not Chinese at all. Xinjiang borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It has a climate that is barely appropriate for human life with temperatures of minus 30 to plus 48, with strong dessert winds that regularly cover everything in dust and sand. It is one of the areas on earth furthest away from the sea.