Project Updates

  • In the Loop

    Cover: Our eyes, our future, our dreams...
    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    In the Loop explores the concerns and perceptions of people affected by the EU refugee crisis. Internews documents online and offline feedback gathered from refugees and migrants on a daily basis. By providing analysis of this feedback, the review aims to strengthen accountability and close the feedback loop by giving voice to Persons of Concern.

  • Radio by Boat

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    (This story was originally posted on Medium)

    Guy Mayo is captain of the riverboat Dieu merci (“Thank you God”) in the Central African Republic. Last fall, on his regular route along the Oubangui River, shuttling goods and passengers to and from the capital city Bangui to the port city Kouango, his cargo included something new: radio equipment.

  • Haiti - Sak di Sak Vre

    Cover: Haiti - Sak di Sak Vre
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The Haiti Humanitarian Information Services is a UKAID funded project launched in October 2016 to respond to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The goal is to improve the quality of timely and actionable information in Haitian communities affected by the hurricane in order to reduce their vulnerability, improve protection outcomes and promote accountability in the response.

  • Online Communities as Local Media

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    (This story was originally posted on Medium)

    Civilians and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine are using Vkontakte (a Russia-based network akin to Facebook) to share problems and concerns, communicate with the “opposite side” in the Ukrainian conflict and explore options for peace building, after nearly three years of conflict.

  • Fiji Workshop Supports Human Interest Story Angles for Climate Change Reporting

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    A few hours drive from Fiji’s capital of Suva, Daku is a low-lying coastal village that is experiencing the impact of sea level rise. In an interview broadcast nationally by FijiTV One, community leaders from Daku explained how climate change is impacting their lives.

    “People ask us if we will raise our homes,” said a community leader during his interview. “We say no. We will build a road dike and flood gates to stop the sea from coming in and to let the rainwater out.”

  • Apply Now for Biodiversity Reporting Grants

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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce another round of reporting grants for journalists who want to produce in-depth stories on previously untold threats to biodiversity or new approaches to conservation.
    With support from the Arcadia Foundation, EJN is offering grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2017.

  • Grants Offered to Support Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth, previously untold climate change stories in the Pacific Islands.

    Pacific Island countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are already facing climatic stresses on the region’s food security, disaster response capacity, and water availability. In some cases, the conditions undermine the continued viability of human habitation in parts of the region. Communities located in regions with climate changes that undermine their livelihoods rarely have the opportunity to have their stories told in the media.