• Disability and HIV Discussed at Internews Journalism Roundtable in Ethiopia

    Woinshet Mulusew interviewed by 2 journalists
    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Many stories were being produced, but coverage of the issue was lacking in background and the voices of people living with disabilities were under-represented.

    Disability remains an under-reported issue in the Ethiopian media, with many journalists uncomfortable about addressing this issue because of social taboos. To help journalists gain an understanding of the issues and report them accurately and appropriately, Internews convened a roundtable and invited Handicap International and local disability NGO Equal Opportunity.

  • Internews Develops Health Reporting Curriculum for Addis Ababa University

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Internews Ethiopia developed the Reporting HIV/AIDS curriculum for the MA in Journalism and Communication, and the flexible format can be delivered either in the classroom or as a distance/online module.

    Course Content

    Course content includes an examination of media approaches and responsibilities in reporting HIV and the portrayal of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and marginalized risk groups. It explores issues of cultural and social opposition, stigmatizing language and appropriate sources and resources, all in the Ethiopian context.

  • Bashir Osman – Striving to Get the Message out about HIV/AIDS

    Bashir Osman interviews a woman
    Friday, February 1, 2008

    It’s one thing to believe you have a position on HIV/AIDS but it’s quite another to actually meet someone living with the virus. So many journalists in Ethiopia report regularly on the epidemic and its consequences that it’s surprising how many do so without ever meeting a person living with HIV (PLHIV). This is the story of a conversion, of a journalist who came to Internews with firm opinions about people with HIV but who went away a changed man.