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Jessica is the Programs Director for social enterprise Everyone Eats, as well as Proposal and Programs Manager for Opportunity International Australia and a Member of the Executive Council of the Sydney Peace Foundation. She is passionate about helping people share their stories to inspire change and make the world a better place. Jess has worked with communities in India, Bangladesh, China, South Korea, Canada and Australia for a diverse range of development, media and research organisations.

Teaching children journalism to strengthen democracy and development Community Development Media 

Teaching children journalism to strengthen democracy and development

Much of the world expects journalists to hold the government to account through their reporting. In Bangladesh, media repression and lack of resources hamper the ability to report effectively on challenges facing Bangladeshis. As Jessica Carter describes, in one Bangladeshi neighbourhood, children are being taught the skills to share their stories with a society that often does not hear them. Continue reading