• 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.  

  • Crowd-ed + Coordinated: FOSS in Africa

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    (This blog post was written by Aurelia Moser, an Open News Fellow at Internews in Kenya.)

    “There’s no more powerful force in modern society than the news. It shapes how we see the world, what we judge to be good or bad, important or silly, right or wrong.”
    ~ Alain de Botton, “Have you Heard the News?” Psychologies, 4/2014

  • 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.