• GEO: A Mobile App Improves Decision-making in Humanitarian Responses

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    GEO (Global Emergency Overview) is a new app for smartphones and tablet computers designed to improve access to information and analysis on crisis impact and, thereby contribute toward creating shared situation awareness at the early stage of a disaster.

    GEO was launched October 12 at the Crisis Mappers Conference in Washington, jointly developed by ACAPS and Internews.

  • Egyptian Youth Learn About Media, Civic and Social Participation

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    “I used to watch TV [and] radio, but never realized that I can do film or be an announcer,” said Mohamed Ahmed, one of 50 Egyptian students who recently took part in two social media camps designed to expand youth participation in Egyptian media.

    Hosted by Internews in collaboration with the Egyptian Association for Media Creation and Development and the Hawaa Al-Mostakbel Society, the three-day camps served as a platform for students to learn practical media skills such as objectivity, accuracy, ethics and the negative consequences of hate speech, as well as work collaboratively and share knowledge with their peers.

  • Internews Media Innovator Named to ‘99 Under 33’ List

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    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Internews’ Anahi Ayala Iacucci has been named to the 2012 list of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, also known as the “99 Under 33.”

    The Diplomatic Courier magazine and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, an organization fostering tomorrow’s leaders in foreign affairs, awarded the honor to Iacucci for her work as a Media Innovation Advisor for the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning, covering the African Region with a focus on health and humanitarian media.

  • Indonesian Youth Tap into Social Media

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    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    With a population of over 230 million, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most populous nation, and youth make up more than a quarter of the population. With more than 43 million Facebook accounts and 19 million active Twitter users, Indonesia boasts the second highest number of social media users in Asia.

  • Preserving Data: Media Outlets Struggle in the Digital Age

    Digital Media Preservation
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Advancements in digital media and a global downturn in media revenue have inspired new content-sharing agreements among outlets that ensure access to more multimedia content for more media outlets and their audiences.

    But with increasing pressure on systems to store, organize and provide searchable content, “going digital” requires investment in digital archive management for media organizations and content creators in an era where digital storage technology is evolving so rapidly that systems become obsolete almost as soon as they are up and running.

  • Egyptian Youth Use Multimedia to Engage Citizens

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    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Yasmine Amin, a young journalist in Aswan, Egypt, established a public campaign using social media tools to address discrimination against women and tribal power in elections.

    “The winds of the Tahrir Revolution have not been felt strongly in Aswan,” said Amin, whose campaign grew out of a workshop as part of Internews’ “Partners II: Media and Youth for Community Participation” project.

  • Citizen Journalists from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Connect on “Bridges of Youth”

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Growing out of a Kabul-based master class on peace and citizen journalism, Pul-e-Jawan (Bridges of Youth) has become a platform and ongoing exchange of ideas for young people involved in media in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

    “Pul-e-Jawan is the only platform that I know where nationals of the three nations discuss and share their thoughts on regional issues,” said Hameed Tasal, a web developer and blogger from Kabul. “It provided me with an opportunity to share my own experiences and thoughts with this special group.”