• 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.

  • 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.