Caitlin Clarke

Caitlin Clarke is a consultant in CPJ's Africa program.

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Gambia's 'Smiling Coast' hides local media's grimace

May 24, 2010 12:36 PM ET

Who would not like to enjoy luxurious beach resorts and quaint fishing villages on the “Smiling Coast of Africa”? This is the pitch that the Gambian government made to participants of an international tourism conference last week. In fact, behind the idyllic facade of a tropical paradise wedged on...

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The Malawian who harnessed the airwaves

November 16, 2009 2:28 PM ET

After The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the autobiography of ingenious 22-year-old William Kamkwamba’s homemade electric windmill in Malawi, comes “the boy who harnessed the airwaves” by building a radio station with rudimentary materials. The tale of 21-year-old Malawian Gabriel Kondesi also showcases the inventiveness spawned by life in...

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Family's 'truth teller' speaks: Kati Marton at CPJ

October 15, 2009 5:38 PM ET

Author and CPJ board member Kati Marton’s parents worked as foreign correspondents in Budapest during the Cold War in the 1950s, exposing Marton to the grit of living in a Communist state. She described feelings of alienation and displacement she felt as a child to an audience at CPJ’s...

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