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Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure, and rewarding lives. We envision a world where everyone can communicate freely with anyone, anywhere, and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.

For close to 35 years and in more than 100 countries, we have worked with our local partners to build hundreds of sustainable organizations, strengthened the capacity of thousands of media professionals, human rights activists, and information entrepreneurs, and reached millions of people with quality, local information, improving lives and building lasting change. Our decentralized and entrepreneurial model gives us the local flexibility to find the best solutions and the nimbleness required to work in a rapidly changing, uncertain and complex world. On issues ranging from health and the environment to conflict and governance, Internews has developed approaches that harness the power of media and information to create positive change.

Internews is a non-profit organization operating internationally, with administrative centers in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. Internews Network is registered as a 501(c)3 organization in California, EIN 94-3027961. Internews Europe is registered in England and Wales as a Charity no. 1148404 and Company no. 7891107. Internews Network and Internews Europe operate cooperatively with independent boards of directors.

Our Core Values

Adopted in 2015, our core values were developed as a reflection of who we are, how we work together, and what we aspire to as a community:

  1. Listen and learn continuously
    We are curious and responsive, driven by a spirit of creativity and innovation.
  2. Build community
    We value open communication and dialogue. We treat each other kindly, collaborate, and support each other.
  3. Act with integrity and persistence
    We build trust, hold ourselves to a high standard, and don't give up.
  4. Commit to making a difference
    We are passionate about improving lives and creating positive change in the world.
  5. Bring optimism and excitement
    We approach our work with enthusiasm and love what we do.

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Our history

For 35 years and in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build the capacity of local media and information partners. Learn more about our rich history here.

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