Telling the world in 2021 is no easy task. On the one hand, there is a growing mistrust of the media all over the world - a world where the truth is no longer always clear.
On the other hand, press freedom is under threat, more than ever: according to RSF, in 2020, 387 journalists were imprisoned, including a growing number of women.
A troubled period, in which CFI, the French media development agency, wanted to tell the story of these women and men who work every day, all around the world, to inform the public. In whose name do they get up for every morning? What connects a Vietnamese TV presenter, a Yemeni journalist and a Cameroonian blogger?
Over the past few months, journalist Camille Diao has had the opportunity and chance to talk to reporters, bloggers, actors and actresses from media around the world. They spoke at length about their journeys, their inspirations, their struggles. And one thing led to another, between these women and men who live in the four corners of the planet, a certain number of correspondences emerged: common convictions, ideas, courage, passion. Each of them has benefited, at some point in their career, from CFI's support.
There are ten of them. They come from Benin, Myanmar, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Vietnam and Yemen. They are as inspired as they are inspiring, and they are about to tell you their stories.
Correspondances, the newsmakers' podcast, is a series brought to you by CFI, the French media development agency.