Last year the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights named Honduras the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists. Xiomara Orellana has been working as a journalist for decades in Honduras. She has taken great risks to follow her passion to explain the migration experience.
“The essence of what you do is in the impact that it has on people; for you to inform, change, help consolidate democratic societies."
Ukraine has a pluralistic, mature media landscape, although much of it is tinged with propaganda. Every year, Internews conducts an in-depth survey to track the evolution of this landscape, seeking to understand how people access and process critical news and information. The 2016 survey reveals a drop in trust of Russian media, an increase in people getting their news from the internet, and a growing awareness of ownership of local and national media.
South Africa is the country with the largest number of HIV positive people in the world and the country with the largest antiretroviral program. “Test and treat” can turn the epidemic around, but only if HIV testing becomes the norm. Unfortunately, some of the fundamentals of HIV and the gains of treatment have still not been absorbed by the general population.
Journalists have a vital role to play - to report the science and dispel rumor and myth.
Deaf activist and journalist, Julius Shemang was frustrated with the lack of coverage of disability issues in mainstream media, In 2006, he started his own newspaper — Kafanchan Times —that covered disability as well as other human life issues. Although he had to put the paper on hiatus due to financial reasons, Julius still advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in Nigeria and to get the mainstream media to cover their issues, particularly regarding the passage of a disability rights law.
A series of stories by Ramesh Bhushal, Nepal editor for thethirdpole.net, and photographer Nabin Baral shows that climate change is increasing the chances of melting glaciers, landslides and deadly floods in Nepal. The stories were widely read and shared and had an impact on government officials and others.
In a recent study of media use in three areas of Afghanistan, a salon and madrassa were among limited spaces where women consumed information without interpretation or mediation from men. The study was commissioned by Internews and looked at the particular local “information ecosystems” of these communities — how both men and women access, consume, influence, trust, and share information.
During the Ebola outbreak that hit Guinea between 2013 and 2015, Internews launched Ebola Chrono, a radio news program that covered prevention and treatment of Ebola. That program built on the success of its Ebola coverage to create a model for broader health reporting and provide information that listeners could use to make changes for the better in their lives.
Sri Lanka is embracing a more democratic and open government and with that comes the opportunity to use media and information to advance social goals.
Young Journalists in Sri Lanka Excel in Reporting on Deadly Landslides
Reporting on disasters where people have lost lives and homes requires providing accurate and clear information to survivors. It also requires being respectful and sensitive about the trauma survivors have experienced. A group of young reporters took these standards to heart when they reported on the catastrophic landslides caused by Tropical Storm Roanu that hit Sri Lanka in May.
Internews highlights two film series commissioned to document how Ukrainians are coping in the face of Russian hostility.
Displaced tells in 12 parts the stories of internally displaced Ukrainians, each story personal and universal at the same time.
Return documents volunteers and war veterans who must overcome serious physical and mental injuries sustained during the conflict and the courage they display every step of the way to resuming their lives as productive citizens.