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Governance & Transparency
Independent media and open information serve a crucial watchdog function, providing citizens with the information they need to keep the public and private sectors accountable. In many countries repressive legal environments inhibit the media’s ability to play this role and some journalists and civil society actors lack the skills to conduct the in-depth investigative reporting that is essential to accountability. Internews trains journalists in investigative reporting, produces content to encourage dialogue on corruption, and helps reform media laws and expand freedom of information rights and internet freedom policies and practices. We also have a rich practice in data journalism, helping seasoned and emerging professionals locate, clean and present data that supports their investigative work.
South Sudan is a resource rich country with sixteen estimated mineral deposits of gold, copper, diamond, bauxite, cement and iron ore.
For the last couple of years, groups of disgruntled youth in Bentiu protection of civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan had taken part in gang activities. The groups had names like Cash Money, YM, D-Black, West Coast, Good Life and others.
Internews conducted a community engagement campaign in the Bicol region and in La Union Province in the Philippines, engaging with local content producers, journalists and students, to raise awareness on the impact of social media and the importance of verified information.
Tender: Regional Research into the Problem of Radicalisation Leading to Violent Extremism in Central Asia
The goal of the research: explore the meanings, ideas, and attitudes generated and communicated offline and online by violent groups within local communities of the Central Asian region.
Once a year, more than 100 Internews staff from around the world gather in Washington, DC.