• Local Reporting Brings Attention to Women’s Farming in South Sudan

    Journalist interviews a woman farmer in South Sudan
    Monday, September 23, 2013

    When members of the Riau village Women’s Farming Union in South Sudan visited Turalei town to shop in the market in August, a reporter from Mayardit FM wanted to use the opportunity to talk to them about their project.

    The women have formed a 160-member farming collective independently, with no support from either NGOs or the South Sudan government.

    But the women were reluctant to talk about their project, saying tradition dictated that a man should represent them.

  • Media Literacy Course Will Reach Public Schools across Armenia

    2 girls work at their desks
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    The media literacy curriculum created by Internews’ local Armenian partner, the Media Initiatives Center (MIC), was officially approved by the Armenian Ministry of Education for use in public schools across the country beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. This represents a major accomplishment for MIC, which has been working on the curriculum for more than a year.

    The ten-lesson course teaches students how to evaluate messages they see in the media with a critical eye and introduces them to the basics of media production in a variety of formats, from print and online to TV and radio.

  • Listening to the Citizens of New Orleans

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    The citizens of New Orleans have a new way to get their voices heard about important issues in their neighborhoods through a project called the Listening Post.

    The project, which is a collaboration between New Orleans radio station WWNO and Internews, seeks to establish a two-way conversation with residents through which people can both contribute thoughts and commentary about issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive news and information in convenient and accessible ways.

  • Kyrgyzstani Multilingual Broadcaster Celebrates One Year of Promoting Harmony

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Yntymak, a multilingual TV and radio station in southern Kyrgyzstan, celebrated its one-year anniversary with a public ceremony and concert on September 5. Yntymak (which means “harmony” or “accord” in both Kyrgyz and Uzbek) was cofounded by Internews and the government of Kyrgyzstan to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks following a spate of ethnic violence in the South in 2010.

    The station broadcasts TV and radio content in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Russian in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Osh and Jalalabad provinces.

  • UNHCR crowd-sources refugee solutions

    UNHCR crowd-sources refugee solutions
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    (This article from IRIN references Internews' crowd sourcing projects.)

    JOHANNESBURG, 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - When an organization has thousands of staff based in offices all over the world, sharing new ideas - let alone implementing them - is no small task.

  • Dadaab Journalist Fatuma Abdi Gedi

    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Fatuma Abdi Gedi is a young woman from the Kenyan community of Dadaab - host to the world’s largest refugee camp. She had no previous journalism experience prior to her training with Internews, and is now a reporter and co-presenter on Gargaar, a daily Somali language radio program broadcast daily to the camps and local community.

    Watch a video profile of Fatuma Abdi Gedi.

  • Local Community Takes Ownership of Radio Stations in South Sudan

    Two women work on a vote petition
    Friday, September 6, 2013

    Hundreds of listeners in South Sudan came to vote for and celebrate their new radio station associations, a big step towards true community ownership of the local stations.

    “This association will be able to collect the views of the community and pass them on to the station,” said Naath FM Radio Association Member John Chuol Chap. “Naath FM will be able to broadcast programs that will represent the needs and concerns of our community. This will be useful for residents in the area, since this is our station.”