Europe & Eurasia
Since 1992, Internews has been supporting creation of diverse, high-quality media that serve the public interest and promote vibrant civic dialogue across the nations of the former Soviet Union, as well as in the Balkans and Central Europe. Throughout the region, Internews provides technical support to independent TV, radio, print, and online outlets; trains career and citizen journalists in professional, ethical journalism; promotes media literacy and self-regulation in the media sector; and assists traditional media outlets to create interactive online presences. Internews supports the efforts of local media support NGOs and associations to combat censorship, misinformation, and repressive policies. These approaches provide opportunities for cross-border dialogue, bringing colleagues from polarized societies together in collaborative exchanges.
An International forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan
A video featuring a young blind pianist in North Macedonia who uses a guide dog is raising awareness about the difficulty of getting around in a society that doesn’t allow guide or service dogs on public transportation or in public buildings.
This autumn, Internews’ Chief Executive in Europe, Daniel Bruce, will step down to take on the role of CEO at Transparency International UK. The UK board of Internews will launch recruitment for a new Chief Executive this week.
With the backdrop of the Global Conference for Media Freedom taking place in London, Daniel Bruce, Internews CEO in Europe, was interviewed on talkRadio's
Internews will participate in the Global Conference for Media Freedom, part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom.
More than 500 people, including speakers and participants from nine different countries, came together at the end of April in the Kyrgyz Republic to participate in the second Media Toptoo Industrial Forum, an event focused on market trends in the media sphere.
In North Macedonia, a Documentary Increases Public Discourse on Issues Facing the Transgender Community
A 10-minute documentary produced by Foundation IDEA Southeast Europe profiled the first transgender person (Person X) to win a case in the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg against North Macedonia.
Amidst global trends of closing civic space, heightened censorship and an increasingly polluted information environment, the production of credible journalism is an increasingly dangerous job, and more vital than ever.
Our 2019 Challenges: Voice, Visual Journalism and Verification