Project Updates

  • 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.

  • HIV: Igniting Conversations that Bring About Change

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    As of September 1, South Africa is implementing “test and treat” — where every HIV positive person is placed on an anti-retroviral treatment (ART) program, regardless of their CD4 count, an indicator of how well the immune system is working. The policy follows the announcement of new guidelines for HIV management by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2015.

  • A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    People with disabilities in Kaduna State in Nigeria took to the streets in May to protest a proposed law banning street begging and hawking. The administration of governor Nasir el-Rufai said that the goal was to keep children in school rather than begging in the street and to enhance security after a street bombing that left 25 dead and others injured.

  • Farmers Find Happy Listening in the Golden Land

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    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    A young farmer – in flip flops, short sleeves, with his face uncovered – is spraying his crops with insecticide. Suddenly, in the next field over, he sees another farmer covered from head-to-toe in protective gear, and realizes that he is exposing himself to dangerous chemicals. Inspired, he dons close-toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves, and a facemask: lesson learned. 

  • “I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Apa Sherpa — who has climbed Everest a record 21 times — is not afraid of heights or blizzards.

    “The most worrying issue is that the mountains are holding less and less snow and I can feel it when I climb Mount Everest. It’s not a normal phenomenon,” he says.

  • Young Sri Lanka Journalist Wins an Award

    A man hands Vasantha Mary an award while another man watches
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Sri Lankan journalist Vasantha Mary, a One Sri Lanka Fellow, was recognized for producing the best Tamil feature article published in the month of July 2016. She was recognized by Lakehouse, one of Sri Lanka’s leading newspaper groups. Its monthly Ran Salakuna (Golden Mark) program recognizes the outstanding work of journalists working in the Sinhala, Tamil and English newspapers owned by the group. Vasantha works at Thinakaran newspaper and was previously employed at Virakesari, a leading Tamil daily.

  • Mediated Information

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In a beauty parlor in the Macroyan area of Afghanistan, women gather to have their makeup done. Among the few public places in Afghanistan that are exclusively for women, the women watch beauty tips from Indian programming on TV, and surf Facebook for fashion pages.

  • From Weddings to Journalism – Using Drones to Report on Critical Issues in Sri Lanka

    One man holds a drone, another man operates the controls and two others look on.
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Kaushalye, a reporter for the Sinhala language newspaper Lankadeepa in Sri Lanka, had planned to purchase a drone to photograph weddings and other events. He had never heard about using drones for journalism until he attended a workshop in Mount Lavinia. Kaushalye’s interest was kindled – he said he found the rules and regulations and ethics components especially useful.

  • Boda Boda Talk Talk Going Strong!

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    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Since July 11, 2016, when renewed violence broke out in South Sudan, many NGOs evacuated staff and curtailed programs. Internews evacuated all international staff, but has continued to support programming, uninterrupted, throughout.

    All of our radio stations throughout the country, and Humanitarian Information Services in the POCs, have broadcasted throughout the conflict up to date, with remote support from our team of trainers and project managers.