Information is a Lifeline for Refugees

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In the midst of holiday and end-of-year celebrations, take the time to consider those who are far away from their homes and loved ones, who face insecurity and violence – they rely on the support of donors like you to help them reach safety.

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.

Southern Africa in a “Climate Horror”

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Veteran environmental journalist Fiona Macleod is attending the Paris Climate Talks with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) as a senior journalism mentor.

Macleod says people in rural parts of Southern Africa are living in a “climate horror,” with women being hit hardest. With drought affecting large swathes of the region, she says data plays a hugely important role in helping journalists tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable. 

Read a profile of Fiona Macleod

The Gift of Information

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Imagine trying to move your family out of danger, without information. Without knowing where you’ll be safe, how to get there, or who can help.

It’s #GivingTuesday – and we ask you to join us in recognizing this day by making a contribution to Internews. A contribution of any amount will help those who are displaced by conflict and violence connect with the information they need to survive. 

Climate Change through the Eyes of Women

Monday, November 30, 2015
Stella Paul, an environmental journalist from India, is part of a contingent of 40 journalists, journalism fellows and senior journalism mentors from around the world attending the Paris Climate Talks with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN).

Meet SAFETAG: Helping Non-Profits Focus on Digital Security

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

While corporations and governments struggle to keep up with hacks and cybercrime, they do have resources and teams devoted to the battle.

But smaller, much more vulnerable victims of attacks, such as non-profit organizations around the world, are also targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring for protecting their systems.

Over the past two years, Internews has developed SAFETAG™ (Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups) to address this challenge and help non-profits protect their valuable data and keep their staff safer.

“Real Men Don’t Marry Children”

Friday, November 13, 2015

Forced marriage is illegal in South Sudan. There are laws protecting children and a law that clearly spells out the legal age of marriage. It is 18. Still, forced marriage takes place. According to the International Center for Research on Women, in South Sudan 52% of girls are married before the age of 18. 

Mingkaman FM, a community radio station in South Sudan supported by Internews, addressed this critical issue in a call-in radio discussion. 

Information is Aid

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives. 

In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information. 

Listening is a Revolutionary Act

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

"I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."