• Profile: Ralph Thomassaint, Haiti

    Ralph Thomassaint stands next to a poster reading "PRIX Philippe Chaffanjon
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Ralph Thomassaint, a 27 year old Haitian journalist trained by Internews, won the Prix Philippe Chaffanjon for multimedia reporting.  This yearly award, named after a recently deceased Deputy Director of the French Public Broadcasting group Radio France, awards prizes for two reports from the field, one released on a media outlet in France and the other from Haiti. Watch Rhomassaint’s award-winning piece.

  • The Messenger Matters

    The Messenger Matters
    Monday, August 19, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information program is covered in an article in This Monthly Developments Magazine.)

    When the Haiti earthquake struck in 2010, local radio broadcasting in Creole quickly alerted a disoriented population to safety measures and available aid. This helped get important information to many illiterate Haitians, who account for roughly half of the population. Most importantly, the lifesaving reports came from trusted local voices: Haitian journalists.

  • In Memoriam - Philippe Allouard and Leonidas

    Philippe Allouard
    Monday, March 11, 2013

    This weekend the Internews community learned of the tragic deaths of our greatly valued colleague, friend, and Internews Country Director, Philippe Allouard, and of greatly respected IT engineer of the ENDK radio program, Leonidas. They died in a traffic accident on the road between Port-au-Prince and Leogane in Haiti.

    We are devastated by this loss and our hearts go out Philippe and Leonidas’ family and friends during this dark period.

  • When Information Is a Lifeline: the Role of Local Media in Humanitarian Crises

    When Information Is a Lifeline: the Role of Local Media in Humanitarian Crises
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    (This article in the January/February 2013 edition of USAID Frontlines discusses Internews' program providing humanitarian information to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.)

    When the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, resulting in more than 230,000 deaths and at least 300,000 injuries in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, communications infrastructure went critical.

  • Internews Plays Vital Role in Haiti Radio

    Internews Plays Vital Role in Haiti Radio
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    This article in Radio World covers Internews' humanitarian radio program in Haiti.

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti:On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake devastated Haiti. It was the worst quake in the country’s 200-year history.

    Even today, the total death toll remains unclear. Authorities believe that more than 200,000 people died, more than 300,000 were injured and up to 30 percent of the country’s 10 million residents were affected, with half of this number losing their homes.

  • For Haitians, Radio is Key Information Source on Cholera

    Camp residents collect water
    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    In an effort to determine the effectiveness of a communication campaign on cholera, a team of Haitians trained in audience research methods by Internews’ Deputy Country Director, Jennifer Mandel, surveyed and conducted focus groups with Haitians in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and in rural and urban areas, particularly in the parts of Haiti where the outbreak in December 2010 was most severe.

  • Haiti Radio Fills Information Void in Disaster

    Haiti Radio Fills Information Void in Disaster
    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The caller from Boston was desperate.

    She had just received a text message Tuesday from a friend trapped in the rubble of a Port-au-Prince school and needed to get the news to rescuers, the Haitian government, the world.

    She called the right place: Signal FM, the only radio station in the city that has broadcast nonstop during the earthquake. Its building, transmitting equipment and antennas escaped damage, and the station has been a key source of information since the magnitude-7 temblor wrecked Haiti a week ago.