Project Updates

  • Chinese Journalists Explore Sino-African Relationship in Kenya

    Kenyan journalist and a Chinese journalist at a fruit market
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    In an effort to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of Sino-African relations, Internews affiliate the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD) and Yi De Vision brought six leading Chinese journalists to Kenya for a ten-day field visit. From February 21 to March 2, journalists explored issues pertaining to, among others, Chinese investment in the region, environmental and wildlife protection, the media landscape, and cross-cultural perception.

  • Using Sensor Journalism for Reporting on the Environment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will bring together a dozen environmental journalism leaders from around the world to meet at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (JSchool) next week for an annual conference that will focus on how to use sensors and other tools to gather data for reporting.

    The conference will feature two events in the Bay Area that the public is welcome to attend:

  • New Guide Helps Journalists Report on Oceans and Fisheries

    Cover: Covering the Seas
    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    The ocean is one of the most dynamic and yet most under-reported food systems on the planet. Close to one billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein and, collectively, the nations of the world catch around 90 million metric tons of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans annually. But for journalists working on stories about often distant oceans and fisheries, engaging the general readership can be difficult.

  • Map Depicts Radio Landscape in Central African Republic

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    A new map presents an overview of all the state-owned, community, confessional and commercial radios that currently exist in the Central African Republic (CAR), including their current state of operations and their approximate zone of FM coverage.

    Map showing the situation of radio stations in Central African Republic

  • Slideshow: Afghanistan Elections

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Internews and its partners are working throughout the media sector to help journalists and civil society in Afghanistan prepare for, monitor, and report on the April 5, 2014 election, which will usher in the first democratic transfer of power since Hamid Karzai was appointed, and then elected president.  

  • Afghan Website Increases Access to Elections-Focused News and Information

    Woman puts a folded paper in the ballot box
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    To promote increased access to information on the electoral process, in preparation for the April 5 presidential elections, Internews worked with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) to create the open-source elections website, VOTE.af.  PAN is Afghanistan’s leading newswire service.

    The website, which received 15,364 visits in February, features voter information, connections to national institutions engaged in the elections, as well as detailed pages for all 34 provinces, with local news and local election information.