Impact Report

Impact Report

Introduction

Jeanne Bourgault

Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO

 

 

Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce, Internews Europe Chief Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Focus on Women

“If we women don’t talk about what affects women most, men journalists won’t,” says Liberian journalist Mae Azango, who has received death threats and even lost a job over her discussion of sensitive topics. “If female journalists keep quiet, those things will keep happening to us.”

Women and girls are woefully under-represented in leadership roles in media and technology worldwide. Their voices are often ignored in media coverage. Sadly, there is an increase in violence against women, online and off, when they raise their voices in media.

In 2015 Internews launched an important 5-year global initiative to increase the participation of women and media, building on our past three decades of training tens of thousands of women leaders in the media and information sectors.

The initiative will ensure safe access to information for women and girls in some of the world’s most challenging places; empower women by building their leadership in the media, information and communications technology fields; and improve the information we all consume by promoting more stories produced by, for and about women.

Strategic Planning

In 2015, Internews also developed a five-year strategic framework – Information Changes Lives. At it’s heart is a vision of success where "everyone, everywhere, enjoys 
equal access to trusted, quality information that empowers them to live healthy, secure, rewarding lives."

All of our 2015 programs have been characterized by working with the most impactful sources of information for communities; be they our dynamic "news that moves" service for refugees making the perilous journey to Europe – or our fundamental role in building a vibrant community radio network in South Sudan.

Globally our work has become, and will increasingly be focussed on supporting ordinary citizens to make sense of the ‘information chaos’ around them, as it will remain on supporting the highest standards and sustainability of local media content around the world.

Jeanne Bourgault & Daniel Bruce

April 26, 2016

In the Field

 

Map of the world showing countries where Internews works

AFGHANISTAN
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BRAZIL
BURKINA FASO
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON

CENTRAL AFRICAN
   REPUBLIC
CHILE
COLOMBIA
CROATIA
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
   OF CONGO
EGYPT

EL SALVADOR
GREECE
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
HAITI
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
INDIA

INDONESIA
IRAQ
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KOSOVO
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
LAOS
LIBERIA

MACEDONIA
MEXICO
MOLDOVA
MONTENEGRO
MYANMAR
NEPAL
NIGERIA
PAKISTAN

PHILIPPINES
SAMOA, FIJI, VANUATU
SERBIA
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH SUDAN
SRI LANKA
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA

THAILAND
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
UGANDA
UKRAINE
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
VIETNAM
WEST BANK/GAZA

Infographic showing languages spoken

Infographics showing Censorship Environments, Hours of Content produced by our partners, potential audience, number of women trained, media legislation passed and local organizations founded.

Financial Health

pie chart showing direct project expenses, support and G and A

In 2015, Internews had a budget of approximately $56.3 million. 90% of our resources directly fund projects and project support, with only 10% going to general and administrative costs.

Assets

2015 Internews Internews
Europe
Cash and Cash Equivalents $2,550,174 £915,730
Grants and Other Receivables, Net 4,753,137 727,318
Fixed Assets 1,420,141 17,528
Prepaid and Other Assets 1,031,075 22,919
Grant Commitments 49,622,736 260,333
Total Assets $59,377,263 £1,943,828

Liabilities

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses $5,146,305 £388,980
Refundable Advances 2,039,497 55,278
Unrestricted Net Assets 1,418,973 (502,521)
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 1,149,752 1,764,422
Grant Commitments 49,622,736 237,669
  $59,377,263 £1,943,828

Revenue

Grants and Contracts $55,421,120 £3,658,260
Contributions and Other Income 1,240,761 219,707
  $56,661,881 £3,877,967

Expenses

Direct Project Expenses $44,809,002 £3,100,030
Project Support 5,838,193 451,917
General and Administrative 5,265,943 -
Fundraising and Other 351,273 90,313
  56,264,411 3,642,260
     
Change in Net Assets $397,470 £ 235,707

The financial records of Internews Network are audited annually by an independent firm of certified public accountants. A complete set of financial statements is available on request from Internews Network at PO Box 4448, Arcata CA 95518 USA.

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