• Peter Aung: “Journalism Gives a Voice to the Voiceless”

    Peter Aung
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    WHEN PETER AUNG quit hotel work in Rangoon to follow his father into journalism, he figured that, like any other job, reporting required only a few basic skills. 

    An Immersive Learning Experience

    As a junior reporter on the New Era newspaper in Thailand, he picked up tips from colleagues at the exile paper covering Burmese politics and the migrant community, and at short basic journalism courses run by Internews he learned to write snappy leads and present information logically. Still, he wanted more.

  • Ah Mee: “It’s my Dream to have my own Youth Show”

    Ah Mee
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    IN A LAND OF LIMITED electricity, radio is a lifeline. Millions of Burmese rely on the airwaves for their main source of news, commentary, and insight into events beyond their small and often remote communities.

    Ah Mee, a radio and video reporter and ethnic Lisu from Kachin State, has an acute sense of what it's like to live in territories still steeped in virtual silence.

    "In the whole Kachin State, there are maybe a handful of journalists," she said "It's similar in Shan State. It's just not enough."

  • Burma Media: New Freedoms, New Challenges

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Internews has been laying the foundations of a more inclusive media in Burma (Myanmar), a sector whose health is vital for the democratization and peace processes. Read the full report, and below, meet some of the incredible journalists in Burma that Internews has worked with over the years:

  • Statement Condemning Attacks Against Journalists and Murder of Journalist Vyacheslav Veremyi During Renewed Euromaidan Conflict

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Internews condemns recent attacks directed at journalists attempting to report on recent conflicts during the Euromaidan protest movement in Kyiv, Ukraine. On February 18 and 19, according to the media monitoring group Telekritika, 36 journalists were injured and one journalist was killed while covering renewed fighting between Euromaidan protesters and a combined force of riot police and hired gunmen known as titushkas.

  • Foreign lecturer on Humanitarian Broadcasting impresses participants

    PIA
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    (Internews' trainings in Tacloban, the Philippines for local media professionals and students were covered in this story from the Philippines Information Agency.)

    Participants of the Humanitarian Broadcasting Training in the city have expressed their thanks to the experienced lecturer Mr. John Tuckey for an impressive lecture on two modules held recently at the Communitaire Office, Brgy. Calanipawan, Tacloban City.

    Participants who came from various government agencies were very thankful to Tuckey as they gained more knowledge in the training.  

  • Ekuatorial uses geographic data to cover climate change in Indonesia

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    (This article from IJNet covers the Ekuatorial project, co-founded by Internews' Earth Journalism Network.)

    Frequent flooding and critically low crop yields are just two of the warning signs of climate change in Indonesia, home to the world’s third-largest tropical rainforest and some of the highest levels of biological diversity on the globe.

  • Violence against Ukrainian Journalists Covering Protests

    Chart showing number of journalists injured
    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Violence against journalists in Ukraine continues to escalate as protests against the current government spread from the streets of Kiev to cities around the country. The Institute of Mass Information (IMI), a media support NGO that has been tracking injuries, arrests, and equipment damage among journalists since the protests began in late November, reports that as of February 2, 2014, 136 journalists had suffered from these offenses while attempting to cover the events.

  • Local TV Stations Help Citizens Get Results

    Four woman sewing
    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Local independent TV stations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are providing citizens with a platform to showcase their successes and call attention to problems they encounter in their communities.

  • TV Program Draws Widespread Attention to Traffic Safety in Armenia

    Screenshot of overturned truck
    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Every year there are more than 40,000 traffic accidents in Armenia, a disproportionately high number for such a small country. The Achilles Center for Protection of Drivers’ Rights, an NGO based in the capital city of Yerevan, has been working with a local production company (Art Site) to create a TV program that educates drivers about the causes and consequences of traffic accidents through computer-assisted visualization and analysis of real accidents.

    Internews sponsored production of the program with a grant to Achilles.