• Covering Energy in Iraq

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two new videos, one in English and one in Arabic, describe the history of oil development in Iraq. The videos were produced by Internews' Covering Energy project in Iraq, which was designed to raise energy literacy across the Iraqi media, create and embed a core of specialist energy reporters, and help the media and civil society fulfill their vital role in assisting positive moves by the government towards greater transparency and accountability in the industry and promote a more active role for citizens in the development of their country.

  • In Kenya, Learning to Make Numbers Talk

    Kenyan journalist filming
    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Journalists and public health officials in Kenya have welcomed Internews’ new health journalism training program, Health Media Project (HMP), describing it as an opportunity to intensify their efforts to help Kenyans access quality, life-saving, health information, especially through data-driven reporting.

  • Digging into Agricultural Journalism

    Cover: Making Sense (and Cents) of Food and Nature
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network has published and distributed a toolkit in four languages for journalists working on stories about food security and agro-ecology, the application of ecological science to the study, and design and management of sustainable agricultural ecosystems. The toolkit includes a wealth of useful statistics, information sources, links to further readings, journalism tips, and definitions of terminology.

  • 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?

  • Debating Women’s Rights in South Sudan

    Woman speaking
    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    What if women enjoyed the same rights as men in South Sudan? Some of the country’s most respected women leaders passionately debated this topic during a public debate, broadcast on Eye Radio, 98.6FM in Juba.

    “Why should a woman die for sure in giving birth to a life that will also be of help to the whole nation?” asked Honorable Janet Aya, Secretary General of NLA Women Parliamentarian Caucus. “We have to increase instead key ministries like health, gender and education for us to ensure that they are given enough resources.”