In the News

In the News captures articles, publications, and blog posts by sources outside of Internews.

  • UNHCR crowd-sources refugee solutions

    UNHCR crowd-sources refugee solutions
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    (This article from IRIN references Internews' crowd sourcing projects.)

    JOHANNESBURG, 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - When an organization has thousands of staff based in offices all over the world, sharing new ideas - let alone implementing them - is no small task.

  • Voices from the WWNO Listening Post: Back to School

    Voices from the WWNO Listening Post: Back to School
    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    (This post on the WWNO - University of New Orleans radio station - is about the Listening Post project, which was developed in collaboration with Internews.)

    WWNO's new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.

  • In World’s Largest Refugee Camp, Souktel & Internews Empower Residents Via Mobile and Radio

    In World’s Largest Refugee Camp, Souktel & Internews Empower Residents Via Mobile and Radio
    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    (SoukTel sent out this e-newsletter about a project in the Dadaab refugee camp using SMS and radio.)

    As the turmoil escalates in Syria, a growing number of refugees are fleeing the nation in search of safety. Unfortunately, they comprise just a small segment of the millions around the world who are forced to live in refugee camps, whether temporarily or for decades. In these situations, it's all the more important--yet all the more challenging--for aid agencies to connect with these displaced communities quickly and effectively. 

  • Mobile recording effort aims to engage residents

    Mobile recording effort aims to engage residents
    Monday, August 26, 2013

    (A collaborative project between Internews and WWNO is covered in this article in the New Orleans Advocate.)

    The city’s local public radio station is trying a new approach to get New Orleanians talking: It’s placing microphones in different parts of the city so residents can sound off on the news of the day — unfiltered and reporter-free.

  • The Messenger Matters

    The Messenger Matters
    Monday, August 19, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information program is covered in an article in This Monthly Developments Magazine.)

    When the Haiti earthquake struck in 2010, local radio broadcasting in Creole quickly alerted a disoriented population to safety measures and available aid. This helped get important information to many illiterate Haitians, who account for roughly half of the population. Most importantly, the lifesaving reports came from trusted local voices: Haitian journalists.

  • Listening Post: Voices From A Central City Porch

    Listening Post: Voices From A Central City Porch
    Friday, August 16, 2013

    (This post on the WWNO - University of New Orleans radio station - includes an audio interview with Jesse Hardman, who developed the Listening Post project in collaboration with Internews.)

    This month WWNO launches a new project called The Listening Post. With the help of local artist Jacques Duffourc, we’ve made three portable recording stations that can move around the city. We’ll host occasional events where anyone can sit down to talk.

    And we’ll… well… listen.