• Internews Assesses Information Needs in Post-Haiyan Philippines

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    With electricity, media, and mobile networks knocked out in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, information is scarce for aid agencies and those in desperate need of aid – making it difficult to understand the full scale of needs.

    Internews’ Rapid Response Unit has deployed a Humanitarian Media team to the Philippines. The team is conducting a fast assessment of the media and communications environment to see what can be done to help restore capacity in the media sector and support information flows to people affected by the disaster. Learn more, and support the effort.

  • Radio is ‘dead’, but alive and kicking in South Sudan

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    (This article from Moon of the South covers a media survey of South Sudan, commissioned by Internews.)

    Critics of radio might continue to argue that the medium is ‘dead and buried’, but recent research seems to prove otherwise.

    The latest survey commissioned by Internews has just found that radio remains the most accessible source of information in South Sudan.

  • The key role of mainstream media in disaster management

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    (Internews' report on the role of radio during the 2011 Japan earthquake response is cited in this article from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    Ever since the Haiti earthquake in 2010, social media has become an essential tool for managing emergencies as the combined power of social networks, mobile phones and mapping technology provides citizens with an unprecedented opportunity to seek help in a disaster.

  • Praise for Accurate Stories on Male Circumcision

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    The Internews program in Kenya that focuses on training journalists about the science behind Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) has been named as an example of best practice in creating demand for the high-impact HIV prevention procedure. Internews was cited by the BBC Media Action’s online portal (backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) for training journalists how to accurately and fairly cover VMMC.  

  • Internews Journalism Trainees among the Best in Africa

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Broadcast journalists Roseline Wangui of NTV and her colleague Wambui Kurema won the Television Features Award at the 2013 CNN MultiChoice Awards in Africa with their unique story of the northern Kenyan practice of temporary marriage, known as “beading” forced on young Samburu girls between the ages of nine and fourteen. Roseline said that the production and airing of the feature had enormous impact as it helped sensitize the community on the issues of this outdated tradition of sexual enslavement and encouraged parents instead to send their young daughters to school.

  • Bosnian Law Student Discovers a Passion for Media Law

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Bosnian law student Elma Beslic discovered the field of media law just last year, but already it is taking her places she never expected, including to Oxford, UK to compete in the Price International Media Law Moot Court competition.

    Elma first learned about media law through an announcement inviting students to participate in a month-long media law clinic offered jointly by Internews and the Law Faculty at her university, the University of Sarajevo.

  • Texts, Tweets, and Social Change: How Can Communications Contribute to Development?

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    At a forum entitled “Texts, tweets, and social change: How can communications contribute to development?” held at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University, Internews Regional Director for Asia, Oren Murphy, and consultant Matt Abud explored the opportunities and challenges of harnessing information and communications technologies (ICTs) for political change and economic growth.