New Book - Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy

Cover: Citizens Rising
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

From the Arab Spring to Afghanistan, the media takes center stage in Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy, a new book reflecting decades of experience at the frontlines of social change, from the perspective of independent journalists and activists working to revolutionize information. This is the first book to recount the story of the media activists who helped transform contemporary history with consequences that will continue to reverberate into our future.

Online Freedom in the Balance

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

Making Numbers Tell Stories

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

“Data-driven journalism is opening windows onto previously dark corners and giving people the information they need to understand and take action on the issues they care about. If journalism is to remain relevant and viable, its practitioners would do well to explore and expand the use of new data technologies while keeping this fundamental goal in mind.”

Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO, in a blog post for, How the Global Open Data Movement is Transforming Journalism

On World Press Freedom Day, a Focus on Digital Safety for Journalists

Friday, May 3, 2013

Today, May 3, we mark the twentieth annual World Press Freedom Day, a time to review the state of press freedom around the globe and honor the journalists who have died doing their jobs. We also note that the challenges media workers face have evolved considerably since this day was established two decades ago.

International Women's Day 2013: Amplifying Women's Voices in Media

Kenyan women at the mic in the studio
Friday, March 8, 2013

Increased participation by women in the media can lead to improvements in healthcare awareness, prevention of sexual- and gender-based violence, and an increase in job skills and civil society engagement. On International Women’s Day 2013, Internews honors women in media around the world who work tirelessly and sometimes risk their lives to inform their local communities.

Local Voices, Global Change: What Do You Want to Say?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Around the world, we hear from individuals and journalists about why information matters − it connects citizens with their governments; it helps families make decisions:

“People need to know if their communities are safe.”
“People need to know what their leaders are doing. And leaders need to know people are watching.”

Our new video brings local voices from around the world together to explain, “The need for information is universal. But not everyone has access.”

Partnership with University of California Helps Build a Strong Foundation for Environmental Journalism

Monday, February 4, 2013

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) creates a strong foundation for environmental journalism around the world by training local journalists, establishing journalism networks and facilitating partnerships. These goals were boosted recently with a major new partnership between EJN and the University of California at Berkeley to train environmental journalists. With evolving change in Burma, the effects of working with local journalists to report on environmental concerns became evident.