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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.
“It would be a shame if we are only able to inform the public about the riches of Mentawai – for instance, about its culture, nature, the people, and education -- [through] text.
Connecting food and culture to domestic tourists in Cambodia. A report on deforestation that led to a government investigation in Vietnam. An examination of “no fire” policies in Thailand.
A field trip to the Solomon Islands’ only nature park on March 26th was the highlight of a three-day reporting workshop on extractive industries and species protection that Internews’ Earth Journalism Network supported in partnership with the Media Association of the Solomon Islands.
By Gerson Merari
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the East-West Center (EWC) have awarded Fellowships to 12 journalists from the Mekong region aimed at enhancing their data journalism skills and providing them with guidance and mentorship to report on critical water security issues.
Filipino youth are confident they can spot disinformation, but worried others can’t
A Rappler investigation and possible ways forward
“The river in our village has dried. My family has lost its crops and most of the goats. My cousin’s marriage was cancelled because her fathers’ goats died too.