• Online Freedom in the Balance

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • In Kenya, Mapping the Money

    Hand holding Kenyan money
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Under a grant from the European Journalism Centre that was announced June 3, a team of three Kenya-based journalists and two Spain-based journalists is undertaking an experimental project in collaborative, cross-border data journalism focused on European development funding for Kenya.

  • Internews named finalist in data journalism awards

    Internews named finalist in data journalism awards
    Friday, May 24, 2013

    (Internews' data journalism project in Kenya is covered in this article from humanipo.)

    The Data Dredger is the only African finalist in the awards, which recognise outstanding work in the field of data journalism, and will face off against 73 other candidates from 19 countries ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers and research groups.

  • Kabul Innovation Lab Explores Technology to Enhance Media Quality

    Ken Yamashita
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. The 2nd Kabul Innovation Lab, organized by Internews with support from USAID, will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event aims to develop innovative technology-based systems to improve the media’s reach, professional standards, and quality of content.

  • Multimedia Centers Help Link Afghans to Each Other and to the World

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    While digital information technology has revolutionized life in many other countries, due to war and poverty, Afghanistan has lagged behind. Starting in 2011, Internews established the network of Anaar Multimedia Centers in Afghanistan to help link Afghans to each other and to the rest of the world. The centers, located in Hirat, Mazar e Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar, provide access to computers and the Internet and to new media tools.

    Watch a video about the Anaar Centers

  • The Changing Journalism Environment

    Monday, December 24, 2012

    In this excerpted interview conducted at Ohio University, Ernest Waititu, program director of health and digital media at Internews in Kenya, talks about how journalism is changing and how reporters can adapt to the new journalism environment by using long-form and data storytelling and integrating them with citizen media.

  • Using Public Art to Promote Social Change in Armenia

    Children paint a wall.
    Monday, December 3, 2012

    Public art with a social agenda is something fairly new in Armenia. Young artist and activist Lea Mkhitaryan recently founded the Eiva Arts Foundation to promote development of social consciousness through art. The organization’s People Daily: Art and Media project, funded by a small grant from Internews, aims to raise public awareness of human rights and social issues in Armenia through visual media content (illustrated stories, photo stories, PSAs and other forms of interactive visual arts), street art installations, and participatory public events.