Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO
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.
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
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.
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$2,550,174||£915,730|
|Grants and Other Receivables, Net||4,753,137||727,318|
|Prepaid and Other Assets||1,031,075||22,919|
|Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses||$5,146,305||£388,980|
|Unrestricted Net Assets||1,418,973||(502,521)|
|Temporarily Restricted Net Assets||1,149,752||1,764,422|
|Grants and Contracts||$55,421,120||£3,658,260|
|Contributions and Other Income||1,240,761||219,707|
|Direct Project Expenses||$44,809,002||£3,100,030|
|General and Administrative||5,265,943||-|
|Fundraising and Other||351,273||90,313|
|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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