In Sub-Saharan Africa, Internews responds to access to information needs for the marginalized and vulnerable. In Kenya, we strengthen community knowledge by ensuring free, easy access to high quality maternal health information. In South Sudan and Central African Republic, we respond to information needs during humanitarian and political crises. In Democratic Republic of Congo, we support community radio stations to be more professional and more sustainable, and we work on the entire media environment to make sure citizens receive information and voices from diverse sources and channels. In this country, we also work to have more stories and voices from, for and about women. In Cote d’Ivoire Internews support human rights organizations including LGBTI rights organizations to communicate better with the media and through the media. We champion coverage that doesn’t stigmatize. In Liberia, we focus on improving the media regulatory and legal environment. Everywhere we work with media, social media and civil society to improve content on democracy and governance elections, interfaith issues, and community reconciliation.
By Temigunga Mahondo
With support from the Jo Cox Memorial Grant, Internews and local partners CCAFCO and UCOFEM are strengthening women-led civil society in conflict prevention to reduce the risk of identity-based violence in DRC.
The Liberia Media for Democratic Initiative (LMDI) in partnership with Internews has concluded a regional awareness campaign on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in southeastern Liberia.
The Radio Community (TRC) expanded their digital presence this quarter by relaunching social media pages and concluding the design of their new website.
In South Sudan, being a journalist is a dangerous job. The ongoing political turmoil, the threat to press freedom and freedom of expression, coupled with limited access to information means that South Sudanese journalists face tremendous challenges.
Migration from South Kordofan Province in Sudan to Yida and Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps in South Sudan is constant.
Jamjang FM Covers Day of the African Child Celebrations with Calls to Protect the Rights of Children
Jamjang FM produced eight programs during the observance of the Day of the African Child this June. The programs mobilized the community and raised awareness about children’s’ rights. This year’s theme was “Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children's Rights First.”
In 2018, President Kiir appointed Dr. Olympio Attipoe, a Ghanaian national, as the commissioner general of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) with the mandate of assessing, collecting, administrating and enforcing laws relating to taxation and revenue.
South Sudan is a resource rich country with sixteen estimated mineral deposits of gold, copper, diamond, bauxite, cement and iron ore.
In Abyei, the Abyei Information & Radio Service (AIRS) is the only media outlet serving the information needs of the people in the disputed region.