• Syrian refugees cut off from news, but it’s changing

    Humanosphere - news and analysis of global health and the fight against poverty
    Monday, January 6, 2014

    (Internews' humanitarian information project for Syrian refugees is covered in this article from Humanosphere.)

    Syrian refugees are not getting accurate and timely information that will help them survive. The onset of winter required relief organizations to distribute supplies that will help keep people warm during the cold months. Without a way to communicate plans, the organizations have a hard time doing their work.

  • Competitive Karaoke in a Disaster Zone

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    (Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines is covered in this blog post from vocativ.)

    Karaoke. It’s for drunk Japanese businessmen, drunk students and, well, drunk people, most of them loathsome human beings. It’s certainly not for the audience, because they have ears, and it’s rarely any better when it’s recorded or played back. So is it good for anything? How about disaster relief?

  • "Information is like a light"

    Journalist interviews a young girl
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013


    All of us at Internews wish you a healthy, peaceful and fulfilling new year, full of good news.

    With best wishes,
    Jeanne Bourgault

  • Radio Bakdaw Connects Donors with Neighbors in Need

    A man lifts a wheelchair out of a boat
    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Moving around had become quite a challenge for Loring (Lorena Milagros Abuda), since the typhoon had wrecked her wheelchair. Before, she was working as a mobile phone reloader, but the loss of her wheelchair had kept her bedridden.

    When she heard about the free services offered by Radyo Bakdaw (“Rise”) through her neighbor’s radio, Loring sent a text message to the station.

    After the radio station aired her story, a kind-hearted listener named Sonny Patron decided to contact the radio station.

  • Samar folk refuse to be silent, sing live on radio

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information project in the Philippines is covered in this article from the Philippine Star.)

    MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – Despite patchy electricity supply and the local radio station still not operating in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Christmas will not be silent in the storm-devastated town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

    The non-government organization Internews set up an emergency radio station last Nov. 26 in Guiuan where the monster typhoon made landfall last Nov. 8.

  • Radio Broadcasts in South Sudan Inform a Public Fearful of Worsening Conflict

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, along with a network of four community radio stations across the country, have maintained thoughtful, informative and fact-based coverage throughout the recent emergence of violence in South Sudan.

    Through a rapidly-changing security situation, the stations have adapted their broadcast schedule to focus on clear newscasts that encourage calm and inform the public.

  • Becoming a journalist in the largest refugee camp in the world

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    As the conflict in Syria stretches into a third year, more than two million Syrians, half of them children, have fled into neighboring countries, along with more than four million people who are displaced inside Syria. Most live in information voids − distrusting of media inside and out of Syria, and with very little access to any media at all.

  • New Forum in Bhutan Supports Journalists Covering the Environment

    A group of journalists look out over a river
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    A group of journalists in Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom perhaps best known for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, have joined together to create a local network of reporters committed to covering environmental issues.

    Working with the financial and technical support of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and The Third Pole, the Bhutan Forum of Environmental Journalists was launched in October during a three-day workshop organized under the patronage of the Bhutan Media Foundation.