• Addressing the Critical Need for Lifesaving Information in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    At least 1,000 people are now feared dead in the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti on October 4th. The storm has left in its wake a serious humanitarian crisis, made worse by the fact that a cholera epidemic was only barely being held in check prior to the storm. Relatively isolated areas in southwestern Haiti were particularly hard hit, with damage estimates of up to 80% of structures.

  • Climate Journalism Thrives in Latin America

    ?Eres periodista o comunicador en America Latina? Participa de la encuesta regioanl sobre periodismo y cambio climatico.
    Monday, October 3, 2016

    “Latin America is perhaps the best example of economic growth together with carbon emissions reduction,” says Christiana Figueres, former executive-secretary of the UN´s Climate Change Convention, summarizing the region’s leadership in attempting to halt global warming. Figueres made her point to hundreds of journalists during an EJN webinar organized in partnership with Latin Clima earlier this year.

  • Journalism Projects around the World Address the Human Dimensions of Climate Change

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often face a serious information gap when it comes to solutions-based information on how to adapt to climate change’s impacts. Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, they are often impacted most and their voices and concerns are rarely heard, in either local or international media.

  • Forums in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Address Freedom of Information and Threats and Challenges for Journalists

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    In an effort to enhance freedom of expression and access to information in the three Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Internews organized forums in each country to provide key representatives from media, civil society and state institutions a unique opportunity to share their concerns and hopes on the issues. 120 participants attended the three forums.

  • Building an Open Data Ecosystem for Air Quality Monitoring

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Air pollution is one of most acute health problems of our times. Although invisible, small particles -- 2.5 microns in diameter -- are today understood to be the fourth highest risk factor for death globally.  A deadly cause of respiratory disease all over the world, it is estimated to cause 2.9 million deaths per year, 64% of those in Asia, where rapid development has led to increased exposure to particulate matter air pollution.

  • Online Violence Against Women: A Global Issue

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization (CSO) that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.

  • A More Vulnerable World

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    During the Paris Climate Talks (COP21), Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is posting a series of stories about climate’s impact on people called A More Vulnerable World

    From declining caribou herds in the Arctic north to water shortages in Nepal, Colombia, China and the Middle East to floods in South Asia, climate change is having a dramatic effect on the world's most vulnerable populations.

    The stories and videos from A More Vulnerable World focus on the efforts of local communities to control and retain their way of life.

  • Reporting on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities

    A woman stands on the edge of a deep pit, collecting dirty water in a bucket tied to a rope
    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Migration from the Marshall Islands to Oklahoma. Surging seas in Mozambique. Drought on Colombia’s remote La Guajira peninsula. These are some of the impacts we’re starting to see that are at least partially due to climate change. As the Earth’s average temperature increases, contributing to rising sea levels, warming oceans, and glacial retreat, it is the world’s poorest and most marginalized people that are the most vulnerable.