• Law Students Focus on Freedom of Expression in Regional Law Moot Court Competition

    A young woman stands at a podium
    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Twenty-five teams of mostly undergraduate students from law schools in five South Asian countries participated in a moot court competition involving freedom of expression, as part of the South Asia Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.

    Hosted by the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU) and supported in part by Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, the competition took place over four days in November.

  • Youth in Pakistan Learn from National Geographic Photographers

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Seventeen aspiring photographers, most in their 20s, hailing from varied socio-economic backgrounds and representing the multiple regions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan took part in an intensive Photo Camp organized by the National Geographic Society and Internews, and sponsored by the US Agency for International Development.

    Watch a short video of the camp.

  • Reporters emerge from shadows as Myanmar loosens grip on press

    Reporters emerge from shadows as Myanmar loosens grip on press
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    (This CNN article includes an interview with Internews CEO David Hoffman about the media in Burma.) 

    It was "censorship day," the 20th of the month, the day Nyein Nyein Naing, executive director of Myanmar's Seven Days News Journal, takes her stories to a government office for pre-publication scrutiny.

    Normally, a report on refugees fleeing from the conflict-ravaged Kachin state would not be accepted. Its distribution would most likely result in jail time for the author and suspension of the journal.

  • Fisheries in Focus in Asia and Europe

    A group of journalists interview a fisherman
    Friday, November 16, 2012

    With overfishing a major problem around the world, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in recent months has carried out a series of activities in both Asia and Europe to work with journalists on improving their coverage of sustainable fisheries issues and ocean health.

  • Profile: Cui Zheng

    Cui Zheng on the beach
    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Ms. Cui Zheng, 27, is a reporter with Caixin Media, arguably one of the best newsmakers in China. She covers news related to environment, technology, energy, and food safety and publishes instant news and feature stories on caixin.com, and a magazine, Caixin Century Weekly. Prior to her position in Caixin, she worked as a news assistant with The Guardian.

  • The rise of Afghanistan's media: What you need to know

    The rise of Afghanistan's media: What you need to know
    Monday, September 24, 2012

    (Internews is cited in this BBC video about Afghanistan's media)

    Nearly all forms of media were banned by the Taliban in Afghanistan during their rule.

    But the last 10 years has seen a blossoming of media outlets in the country, with radio the dominant form - especially in rural areas where the majority of the population lives.