Radio by Boat

Monday, February 6, 2017

(This story was originally posted on Medium)

Guy Mayo is captain of the riverboat Dieu merci (“Thank you God”) in the Central African Republic. Last fall, on his regular route along the Oubangui River, shuttling goods and passengers to and from the capital city Bangui to the port city Kouango, his cargo included something new: radio equipment.

Online Communities as Local Media

Thursday, January 26, 2017

(This story was originally posted on Medium)

Civilians and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine are using Vkontakte (a Russia-based network akin to Facebook) to share problems and concerns, communicate with the “opposite side” in the Ukrainian conflict and explore options for peace building, after nearly three years of conflict.

Radio Run by the Sun

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

(This story was originally posted on Medium)

“Solar has worked very well in Turalei,” said Issa Kassimu, The Radio Community’s Electrical Engineer, “and with the right design, it can work here, too!”

Happy New Year from Internews!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In 2017, Internews will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Over the past 35 years, we and others in the media development field have evolved as the information landscape has changed.

“We were all Slaves”

Friday, November 4, 2016

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

An investigative report by Burmese journalist Swe Win has revealed that abuses and exploitation are rife in Myanmar’s prison labor camps. Interviews with ex-prisoners and former prison officials document that convicts are forced to pay bribes or perform backbreaking manual labor, sometimes resulting in death.

Bubbles, Bars and Pictographs: Understanding data and visual literacy in Kenya

Monday, October 31, 2016

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences of print news. Bar charts, on the other hand, are generally considered more credible and “scientific.” But if you want interest and inferences drawn from the news you’re conveying, then the best ones to use are pictorial infographics.