• Internews' partner, ACAPS, wins OFDA Award on Innovation and Learning

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    ACAPS has been awarded with the OFDA Award Recognition of Excellence for Innovation and Learning in Disaster Risk Reduction for its Disaster Needs Analysis (DNA). DNAs provide humanitarian actors with an overview of existing information on current crises as well as lessons learned from previous disasters.

    The award was granted on the basis of the DNA and the ACAPS video “This is the Disaster Needs Analysis

  • Investing in Disaster Preparedness and Response: Internews' Emergency Media Standby Kits

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Internews has designed and procured 5 different types of Emergency Media Standby Kits to ensure humanitarian communication teams and local media partners have the right equipment on hand to rapidly set up an emergency newsroom and be able to broadcast when critical infrastructure is down.

    Internews' humanitarian communication teams can deploy within 72-hours of a disaster to assess and assist local media organizations and help humanitarian responders understand and address the information and communication needs of disaster-affected communities.

  • Investing in Disaster Preparedness and Response: Internews' Emergency Media Standby Kits

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Internews has designed and procured 5 different types of Emergency Media Standby Kits to ensure humanitarian communication teams and local media partners have the right equipment on hand to rapidly set up an emergency newsroom and be able to broadcast when critical infrastructure is down.

    Internews' humanitarian communication teams can deploy within 72-hours of a disaster to assess and assist local media organizations and help humanitarian responders understand and address the information and communication needs of disaster-affected communities.

  • Fresh Approach to Voter Fatigue Turns Zombies Loose In Ukraine

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    The crowdsourced election monitoring platform ElectUA.org, a project of Internews Ukraine, is using an unconventional marketing approach to encourage Ukrainians, especially young people, to vote in the country’s upcoming Parliamentary elections and to report potential election violations during the campaign and on Election Day (Oct. 28). A promotional video for the site (above), which has garnered more than 16,000 views on YouTube so far, features zombies roaming among the masses on the streets of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

  • GEO: A Mobile App Improves Decision-making in Humanitarian Responses

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    GEO (Global Emergency Overview) is a new app for smartphones and tablet computers designed to improve access to information and analysis on crisis impact and, thereby contribute toward creating shared situation awareness at the early stage of a disaster.

    GEO was launched October 12 at the Crisis Mappers Conference in Washington, jointly developed by ACAPS and Internews.

  • Egyptian Youth Learn About Media, Civic and Social Participation

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    “I used to watch TV [and] radio, but never realized that I can do film or be an announcer,” said Mohamed Ahmed, one of 50 Egyptian students who recently took part in two social media camps designed to expand youth participation in Egyptian media.

    Hosted by Internews in collaboration with the Egyptian Association for Media Creation and Development and the Hawaa Al-Mostakbel Society, the three-day camps served as a platform for students to learn practical media skills such as objectivity, accuracy, ethics and the negative consequences of hate speech, as well as work collaboratively and share knowledge with their peers.