Internet Initiatives

Internews innovates and promulgates increased communications access, especially via the internet and mobile phones, with the belief that insufficient or blocked access to communications slows development, while unimpeded access to information leads to real change in communities. A free and open Internet helps to enable creative and sustainable media and information flows that in turn promote a better quality of life.

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  • Kat Duffy to Lead Internews Technology Programs

    Kat Duffy headshot
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    As the newly-named Vice President for Global Technology Programs, Kat Duffy will lead the strategy, technical approach, and institutional learning around technology across Internews’ work in more than 50 countries.

    “I’m thrilled to have someone of Kat’s caliber join our team,” said Internews President Jeanne Bourgault. “Understanding the way information is accessed safely and securely, and supporting new pathways for independent information production, verification and use by individuals around the world is central to the success of all our work.”

  • Undercover and Working for Change

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Last year the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights named Honduras the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists. Xiomara Orellana has been working as a journalist for decades in Honduras. She has taken great risks to follow her passion to explain the migration experience.

    “The essence of what you do is in the impact that it has on people; for you to inform, change, help consolidate democratic societies."

    —Xiomara Orellana

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