A billboard in Arabic about COVID-19 prevention measures

Newsletter: In 110 languages: Our response to COVID-19

October 20, 2020

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Since early this year, we’ve worked to increase access to life-saving information about COVID-19 for people around the world. As of June, nearly 90% of Internews projects had redesigned their activities to respond to COVID-19.

globe - 57 countries Internews provided support directly related to COVID-19 in 57 countries 110 languages Internews supported the production of COVID-related information in 110 languages
138 webinars Our program teams hosted 138 webinars on COVID-19 topics, attended by 7,707 people 7,707 people attended

See the report on our activities between April-June

And the work continues – this only scratches the surface. Learn more about our response and find resources for your own reporting and community work on our web site.


Project Spotlight: COVID-19 News Doesn’t Stop, So These Journalists Lived in Their Office

Two photos of journalists each sitting in front of a mic in a radio studio
Journalists and presenters Okot Emmanuel (L) and Emmanuel Akile (R). Credit: Eye Radio

Two journalists from Internews partner Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan lived at their radio station for four months to ensure information continued to flow to listeners during the pandemic. Read more


Featured Grantee: Mobilizing a Network of Women to Get COVID-19 Information to Rural Villages

A grantee of Internews’ Rapid Response Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo works with women’s groups, originally established to fight sexual violence, to educate citizens about coronavirus prevention. The grant supported production of COVID-related radio programming and distribution of radios to listening groups, spreading information among hard-to-reach rural families. Read more

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(Banner photo: COVID-19 Awareness Banner in Bahrain. Credit Mohamed Toorani/Wikimedia)