In an information climate as complex as that surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, local information plays a vital role in determining how communities respond to public health orders and guidance.Read more
In humanitarian crises, people affected by the unfolding events need more than physical necessities: they urgently need information. Since the 2004 tsunami in South East Asia, Internews has played a pioneering role in the field of humanitarian communications, working closely with local media and aid agencies to ensure that people affected by disaster have access to timely, reliable information in languages they understand. Internews Humanitarian Information Services (HIS) establish two-way communication channels between local media, aid providers and local people. These feedback loops provide valuable data that reflects the information environment during crisis and response, identifies rumors and misinformation, and provides humanitarians with real time information about gaps and shortcomings in the response.
FilmAid, a project of Internews as of 2020,Â is a leader in amplifying the voices of displaced youth and providing life-saving information to communities in need.Â
For twenty years, the Dadaab refugee camp in the northeastern region of Kenya had no credible source of information.
Fighting the COVID-19 info-demic with facts: H2H fund awards funding to leading information and communication expert organisations to develop global, regional and local factual information and dispel harmful rumours
GENEVA , 25 February 2020 - The H2H Network has funded four independent international organisations focused on communication and information to assist the global response to the COVID-19 (coronavir