CCIJ Weekly Roundup: Bad Water in The Gambia

This week, learn about how The Gambia’s plentiful water supply has actually been causing major health problems across the country. Also, tune into our newest season of the Waterless Podcast, and don’t forget to register for Friday’s photography training!

The Gambia’s Water Paradox

This past week, CCIJ published an elaborate report on the state of clean drinking water in The Gambia. “The Gambia’s Water Paradox,” written by Lamin Jahateh, covers the full extent to which the water system is failing a large population of Gambians. Jahateh’s reporting gives us a clear look into the crisis that can be fatal. The groundbreaking report synthesizes data collected over the past years and tells the stories of citizens who, over past years, have been sickened by the water in a country with no shortage of it. He also looks at how the infrastructure has failed to make sanitary conditions a reality. This story ties together visualized data, photographs, and captivating storytelling to expose a dire situation. This is part of our H2O Fail series and was made in collaboration with many on the CCIJ team, including Hassel Fallas and Yuxi Wang on data and visualization and Jason Florio on photo. Read the full article here on our website. 

Season Three of Waterless Podcast

We’re proud to announce that the beginning of the third season of CCIJ’s Waterless Podcast has launched! The first episode features an interview with SJV Water’s Lois Henry. She discusses her latest piece on the rapid sinking of Corcoran, California. This podcast was created to elevate the conversation on global water issues, centering the voices of those closest to the problems. Throughout, we have interviewed journalists from across the world who have been on the frontlines of this reporting. You can check out our upcoming season, as well as our past episodes on Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on our website.

Register for the Photography Training this Friday!

Get ready! CCIJ’s training series continues with another exciting photography workshop scheduled for this week on Friday, June 18 with Nengi Nelson and Benedicte Kurzen. Nelson and Kurze will tune in to speak about their work as documentary photographers in Nigeria and the successes and challenges of being an aspiring photographer. It will take place at 4 PM Nigerian Time/11 AM US Eastern Time. This dynamic session will include conversation and tips for beginning and experienced photographers. To sign up, email or register here.