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Internews is an international non-profit that supports independent
media in 100 countries — from radio stations in refugee camps, to
hyper-local news outlets, to filmmakers and technologists. We train
journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and
offers business expertise to help media outlets thrive financially. For
nearly 40 years, we have helped partners reach millions of people
with trustworthy information that saves lives, improves livelihoods,
and holds institutions accountable.
We commissioned this research as part of the 25 x 25 initiative, the
organization’s strategic commitment to increase robust evaluation
of our work by delivering 25 research studies by 2025.
We have made this commitment because we want to know which
of our approaches are most effective in order to bring them to scale,
to strengthen our understanding of the impact for communities
when their information environments improve over time, to make
our contribution to the global evidence base and to hold ourselves
accountable to the people we serve.
We will do this work alongside external research partners who share
our vision to realize the potential of a digitally connected world:
a world in which evidence-based information advances human
progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels
vibrant civic debate. We know we will only achieve this through
a deep understanding of the contexts we work in and a constant
drive to learn and improve.