• Pakistan Through Our Eyes: Emerging Photographers from the Tribal Areas

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    On June 12, seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas shared their unique perspectives on their communities at a special international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace. Over 324 guests were in attendance including media leaders and government officials, as well as the photographers themselves. 

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  • Pakistanis Show Off New Photog Skills In D.C.

    Pakistanis Show Off New Photog Skills In D.C.
    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    (This article on Fishbowl DC covers an exhibit of photos by Pakistani journalists, a partnership of Internews, National Geographic, and USAID.)

    An area of Pakistan rarely seen by the outside world is finally getting exposure by a group of newly-trained amateur photographers in the region.

  • 'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas

    'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Hundreds of guests will attend a one-night-only photojournalism exhibit in Washington, D.C. this week that offers a rare glimpse into an area of Pakistan little known for its media vibrancy.

    The exhibit, "Pakistan Through Our Eyes," showcases the work of 17 young local photographers from the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a rural and geographically isolated region hemmed in by mountains in the northern part of the country. The tribal region is home to some three million people, yet is rarely traveled by international or Pakistani visitors.

  • In Ukraine, Investigative Stories Spur Action on Corruption

    A young boy lies in a hospital bed
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Last year, an investigative report revealed that contractors close to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych were paid for renovations that were never completed on hundreds of schools, orphanages, hospitals and elder care houses. The story, reported by Kyiv Investigative Reporting Agency, prompted the Ukrainian parliament to establish a commission to investigate the charges.

  • Fledgling TV Station in Afghanistan’s Ghazni Province Honored

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    In one of the most volatile provinces of Afghanistan, four young men, using their own money, set up a spartan TV station in May 2010. In order to help them give voice to the people of the province of Ghazni, in 2011 Internews started providing Ghaznawyan TV with equipment upgrades and skills training through its Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

  • With Hard Work and Help from Internews, a Palestinian Journalist Scores Big

    Two women talking, one with a laptop
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Taghreed Emoor has had a dream since childhood. “I’ve always wanted to be an international sports anchor,” she told Internews in a recent interview. “My entire family is passionate about sport. My brother is even a soccer player on the Palestinian national team!”

    The odds were against this young Palestinian woman: competition for radio reporting jobs is fierce, and Gaza has very few female sports anchors. Yet she was determined.

  • 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.

  • Covering Energy in Iraq

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two new videos, one in English and one in Arabic, describe the history of oil development in Iraq. The videos were produced by Internews' Covering Energy project in Iraq, which was designed to raise energy literacy across the Iraqi media, create and embed a core of specialist energy reporters, and help the media and civil society fulfill their vital role in assisting positive moves by the government towards greater transparency and accountability in the industry and promote a more active role for citizens in the development of their country.

  • Egyptian Teens Revitalize Their Crumbling School

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    The Coptic Preparatory School for Boys, one of the oldest public schools in the Al Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt, has fallen into a state of disrepair. In part of the building, crumbling walls at risk of collapse forced the administration to move the 490 students into just nine classrooms, lined with broken desks and chipping paint.