Governance & Transparency

Independent media and open information serve a crucial watchdog function, providing citizens with the information they need to keep the public and private sectors accountable. In many countries repressive legal environments inhibit the media’s ability to play this role and some journalists and civil society actors lack the skills to conduct the in-depth investigative reporting that is essential to accountability. Internews trains journalists in investigative reporting, produces content to encourage dialogue on corruption, and helps reform media laws and expand freedom of information rights and internet freedom policies and practices.  We also have a rich practice in data journalism, helping seasoned and emerging professionals locate, clean and present data that supports their investigative work.


Jeremy Hunt’s campaign to promote #MediaFreedom is just the start

April 10, 2019

The risk-bearing nature of journalists’ work continues to be laid bare for all to see. The world witnessed the brazen murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul last October, and still we decry the prolonged imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar, writes Daniel Bruce, chief executive in Europe for Internews.


#FactcheckingDay Celebrated by Participants in Internews’ Google News Initiative Training

April 4, 2019

Internews, in partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI), has trained thousands of journalists in India and Indonesia to combat disinformation and misinformation using Google and other tools to conduct online verification, data searches, reverse image searches and video verification.