• "Somali Voices" Provides an Opportunity for Debate and Dialogue

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    In partnership with Star FM, a Nairobi-based Somali language radio station, Internews has established three community radio stations in Mogadishu, Gurieel and Dhusamareb. The radio stations provide independent information and provide an opportunity for debate and dialogue in a country that is emerging from 20-plus years of conflict.

    Somali Voices, one of the most popular programs broadcast on the stations, gives voice to different groups including local government, civil society organizations, youth, and IDPs, and also provides music and cultural programming.

  • Texts, Tweets, and Social Change: How Can Communications Contribute to Development?

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    At a forum entitled “Texts, tweets, and social change: How can communications contribute to development?” held at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University, Internews Regional Director for Asia, Oren Murphy, and consultant Matt Abud explored the opportunities and challenges of harnessing information and communications technologies (ICTs) for political change and economic growth.

  • 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.

  • Voices from the WWNO Listening Post: Back to School

    Voices from the WWNO Listening Post: Back to School
    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    (This post on the WWNO - University of New Orleans radio station - is about the Listening Post project, which was developed in collaboration with Internews.)

    WWNO's new community media project, the Listening Post, has spent the last few weeks collecting commentaries from around the city on the subject of education.

  • On World Humanitarian Day, a Look at Internews' Refugee Radio Work in Dadaab

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, on the border of Kenya and Somalia, is a makeshift home to more than 400,000 people. In this transitory city the need for reliable, accessible humanitarian information was identified by Internews in 2011 as a critical need for a more effective humanitarian response.

  • Listening Post: Voices From A Central City Porch

    Listening Post: Voices From A Central City Porch
    Friday, August 16, 2013

    (This post on the WWNO - University of New Orleans radio station - includes an audio interview with Jesse Hardman, who developed the Listening Post project in collaboration with Internews.)

    This month WWNO launches a new project called The Listening Post. With the help of local artist Jacques Duffourc, we’ve made three portable recording stations that can move around the city. We’ll host occasional events where anyone can sit down to talk.

    And we’ll… well… listen.

  • The New Orleans Listening Post Project

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    (This post on the WWNO - University of New Orleans radio station - introduces listeners to a new project in collaboration with Internews.)

    The Listening Post project seeks to establish a two-way conversation with the citizens of New Orleans through which people can both contribute thoughts and commentary about important issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive news and information important to local communities.

  • News By and For Refugees

    Dadaab Journalist with headphones and mic
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    In honor of World Refugee Day, June 20, we are highlighting programs that serve refugees with accurate and reliable information that they produce themselves.

    In crises around the world, information saves lives. Internews supports local media to enable people in the midst of a disaster to take an active role in their own survival and recovery. Many of these humanitarian communication initiatives serve refugees and internally displaced people.

  • Before Skype, Spacebridges Let Ordinary Citizens from Around the World Talk “Face to Face”

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    “I hope that we’ll be able to meet in person someday,” says Ayal, a former Israeli soldier, to Jawad, a Palestinian activist, after they have communicated several times via a videoconference-satellite link in 1992. “I’d like to tell you what I’d have been doing if I were Palestinian. I think I would have fought against the occupation.”

  • Report Documents Seven Years of Humanitarian Media Assistance to the Darfur Refugee Crisis in Chad

    Two men listen to a portable radio
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    “I listen to the radio all day,” says eighteen year-old Rahma Mohamed Ibed. “In the afternoons to Radio Sila when it comes on air at 4pm, and then the rest of the time I listen to BBC on shortwave or Sudanese radio.”

    “Radio Sila promotes friendship between the journalists, the people in Goz Beida and the refugees. If you have a question and you don’t know the answer, you can call them or text them and they will reply,” he says. “I would really love to be a journalist one day because I see what an important service they provide in the community.”