Global Health Frontline News Expands Video Newsgathering Crews Worldwide
Atlanta, GA (News4us.com) January 06, 2011
After more than a year of planning and trial productions in Africa and Asia, Global Health Frontline News (GHFN) is now assigning video newsgathering crews worldwide to cover major global health stories in partnership with selected broadcasters and Internet platforms.
As a nonprofit project with a mission to produce video news stories on global health issues that are largely under-reported by mainstream media, GHFN will focus its coverage on diseases that mainly affect impoverished populations in developing nations – malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness and trachoma – and on maternal mortality and food security.
Funded by nonpartisan donors and operating independently, GHFN will follow strict journalistic standards and produce high-quality video news material for broadcast globally by television networks and wide distribution on the Internet.
GHFN’s executive editor, Gary Strieker, said the project’s crews and producers are exceptionally qualified for their assignments. “All of our newsgathering teams have years of experience in broadcast television,” he said. “And most importantly, they have first-hand experience in tracking down health stories in difficult situations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We’re definitely going to set some new standards in global health reporting.”
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