• Telling Medical Circumcision Stories in Kenya: 2008 – 2012

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    A media content analysis and assessment recently conducted by AVAC and USAID in seven East and Southern African countries shows high quality health journalism can catalyze positive change. The assessment was done in countries where Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services are being scaled up for HIV prevention. Among the seven countries, Kenya – often lauded as the success story in scaling up VMMC – stood out for its high marks on media coverage of VMMC. Kenya stakeholders reported that early and ongoing engagement of the local media contributed to the public’s understanding of VMMC and their success in the scale-up of VMMC.

  • Now that is a story

    Doctor and patient in office
    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    When results from trials in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa showed that circumcised men were only about half as likely as uncircumcised men to contract HIV from infected women, it was heartening.

     Journalists needed to ask why and how? HIV penetrates easily into cells close to the inner surface of the foreskin. So removing the foreskin gives better protection.

    A systematic review of the findings from the trial sites concluded that no further evidence was needed: male circumcision significantly reduces the risk of infection.

  • Climate Communications Day at Doha Focuses on New Approaches to Reach New Audiences

    Two female participants talk at the conference
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    As heads of state began to arrive in Doha last week to start the high-level COP18 negotiations towards a legally binding climate deal, more than 120 journalists, scientists, activists and communications experts gathered at the second annual Climate Communications Day to discuss how best to communicate climate-related issues.

  • Health Communications at Forefront of new Five-Year Project

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Internews is a partner in the new Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (JHU∙CCP) and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The project will use state-of-the-art techniques to build the capacity of local organizations to design, implement and evaluate communication projects that make a real difference in the health behaviors of their own communities.

  • 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.

  • Telling the Story of Climate Change

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    As the world prepares for the latest round of UN-sponsored climate negotiations in Doha, November 26 - December 7, journalists from the Middle East and Africa are receiving support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network to report from COP18. Through their reporting, vulnerable communities affected by climate change will have a greater voice at the table.

    Learn more about the Fellowship, Communications Day, and other recent work from the Internews Earth Journalism Network, from the Amazon, to Southeast Asia to Europe.

  • Madjihinguem Nguinabe, Journalist at Radio Sila in Chad

    Madjihinguem Nguinabe
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Madjihinguem Nguinabe talks about what motivates him as a journalist to help his community get the information they need.

    I was always really interested in the work of radio stations and I’d heard about Internews, so I asked for a work placement. I really wanted to see what journalism was like because I didn’t know anything about it. Voix de Ouaddai in Abeche fortunately took me on as a volunteer in 2009, and I moved here to Goz Beida to work at Radio Sila in 2010.

  • Issaka Allafouza, Journalist at Radio Voix de Ouaddai in Chad

    Issaka Allafouza
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Issaka Allafouza talks about realizing his dream of being a radio journalist.

    It was my childhood dream to be a journalist. When I was little, I used to love listening to the radio and I was always thinking about how to become a journalist.