Project Updates

  • 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 system 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 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.

  • SaferJourno Toolkit Provides Digital and Online Safety Resources for Journalism and Media Trainers

    Cover: SaferJourno
    Monday, March 24, 2014

    In 2005, Internews conducted its first digital safety training seminar, for journalists in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since then, we’ve trained and collaborated with hundreds of journalists and bloggers around the world on digital security issues. Together we’ve been learning the lessons of the rapidly-changing technology in the work and craft of journalism. The challenges of staying safe and secure online, while keeping sources and data safe are now the new reality for media workers everywhere.

  • Using Media to Help Citizens of Central African Republic Find Relief and Prepare for Peace

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    The current crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has severely compromised the capacity of local media to do their job and is starving communities of one of their most precious assets, local radio and news.

    In a country with no more than a few hundred kilometers of paved roads and with mobile connectivity limited to the main cities, local radio stations have historically been a lifeline – what people use to find out what’s going on around them.