• Pakistanis Show Off New Photog Skills In D.C.

    Pakistanis Show Off New Photog Skills In D.C.
    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    (This article on Fishbowl DC covers an exhibit of photos by Pakistani journalists, a partnership of Internews, National Geographic, and USAID.)

    An area of Pakistan rarely seen by the outside world is finally getting exposure by a group of newly-trained amateur photographers in the region.

  • 'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas

    'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Hundreds of guests will attend a one-night-only photojournalism exhibit in Washington, D.C. this week that offers a rare glimpse into an area of Pakistan little known for its media vibrancy.

    The exhibit, "Pakistan Through Our Eyes," showcases the work of 17 young local photographers from the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a rural and geographically isolated region hemmed in by mountains in the northern part of the country. The tribal region is home to some three million people, yet is rarely traveled by international or Pakistani visitors.

  • Fledgling TV Station in Afghanistan’s Ghazni Province Honored

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    In one of the most volatile provinces of Afghanistan, four young men, using their own money, set up a spartan TV station in May 2010. In order to help them give voice to the people of the province of Ghazni, in 2011 Internews started providing Ghaznawyan TV with equipment upgrades and skills training through its Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

  • Pakistan Through Our Eyes

    3 Pakistani girls, two share an umbrella
    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas will share their unique perspectives on their communities at a special international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 pm.

    The photographers, most in their 20s and hailing from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, represent the multiple regions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. Sponsored by Internews, National Geographic, and USAID, the exhibit will provide glimpses of everyday life in a largely un-photographed corner of the world.

  • Disaster communications: covering the 'last mile'

    Disaster communications: covering the 'last mile'
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    (This article in The Guardian discusses Internews' report "Connecting the last mile: the role of communications in the great east Japan earthquake.")

    In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, from earthquakes to armed conflicts, survival depends on knowing the answers to questions such as: Is it safe to go back home? Should I stay where I am or go for help? Where are my family and friends? How and where can I go for help? Where is the nearest health facility?

  • Afghan Media Embrace a Critical Role in Up-coming Elections

    A woman photographs
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    More than 100 Afghan media professionals, a third of whom were women, attended a workshop to discuss the media’s critical watchdog and education role in upcoming elections, alongside the Afghan Independent Elections Commission (IEC).