Internews’ Asia portfolio consists of diverse initiatives broadening access to information and freedom of expression, often set against a backdrop of profound political and social transition. Our work supports democratic reform, locally relevant, locally owned information resources, and collaboration between media, civil society, and tech. Many of our projects also aim to engage ethnic and religious minorities, women, and young people, increasing opportunities to develop and publish content, whether it is developing compelling, data-driven news stories or counteracting hate speech on social media. Increasingly, health and humanitarian information services, localized digital safety tools and trainings, and pioneering Information Ecosystem Assessments are also core capabilities within the Asia portfolio. Finally, we are making an intentional effort to foster inclusion in Asia, with a focus on empowering women and girls, and amplifying their voices to advocate for fairer societies.
A group of 15 journalists from 11 countries across the Indian Ocean region have been chosen to attend a three-day marine science workshop in the Maldives now slated to take place next year.
EJN-Supported Series on New Philippine Eco-City Leads Government to Address Unjust Treatment of Indigenous Group
By Morgan Hartlein Allen
Following a competitive call for story proposals, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) recently selected six journalists to receive story grants for investigative environmental reporting.
Irene Scott, Internews project director, discusses the need and process for tracking, analyzing and responding to rumours and misinformation surrounding COVID-19, with ANC News in the Philippines.
In Afghanistan, Economic Conditions are Hampering Efforts by Media to Provide Information on COVID-19
Khalil Amiri is a journalist and Executive Manager of Faryad Radio & TV in Afghanistan’s Herat province which has the highest incidence of COVID-19 in the country.
COVID-19 and the Environmental Crisis: Harnessing Data to Expose Inequality and Wildlife Trafficking
Internews' Earth Journalism Network and Oxpeckers are conducting this webinar on May 6, 2020 @ 14:00 Thailand/Vietnam | 15:00 China/Singapore/Philippines | 12:30 India
Amidst the polarizing public distrust, aided and abated by misinformation, threats to press freedom take on a new dimension as journalists face challenges in their coverage of COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 29 @ 3:00PM-4:00PM (PH time -Â GMT+8)
Date: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020Time: 1:30PM India | 3:00PMÂ Thailand/Vietnam | 4:00PM China