The Data Dredger is the only African finalist in the awards, which recognise outstanding work in the field of data journalism, and will face off against 73 other candidates from 19 countries ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers and research groups. Read more »
To celebrate Internews’ 30th anniversary in May of last year, we launched InternewsNext, an initiative to highlight 30 innovative media projects around the world that are led by journalists, bloggers, and developers ages 30 and under. Read more »
Seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas will share their unique perspectives on their communities at a special international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 pm. Read more »
After a year-long advocacy effort, Congolese community radio stations are now a significant step closer to enjoying improved legal status under Congolese law. Current conditions make it difficult for community radio stations in DRC to survive because they must pay the same license fees as other stations, but are prohibited from collecting advertising revenue.
Elsewhere around the world, community radio stations pay reduced or no license fees in recognition of the fact that they are a unique and important source of local news—one that is particularly critical across Africa. Read more »
Cristi Hegranes, Founder & Executive Director of Global Press Institute; Jeanne Bourgault, President & CEO of Internews; and Sibyl Masquelier, Global Press Institute board member, spoke on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Maine Calling program about the challenges and opportunities facing women who are journalists in other countries. The program was hosted by Jennifer Rooks.
Today, May 3, we mark the twentieth annual World Press Freedom Day, a time to review the state of press freedom around the globe and honor the journalists who have died doing their jobs. We also note that the challenges media workers face have evolved considerably since this day was established two decades ago. Read more »
Journalists and public health officials in Kenya have welcomed Internews’ new health journalism training program, Health Media Project (HMP), describing it as an opportunity to intensify their efforts to help Kenyans access quality, life-saving, health information, especially through data-driven reporting. Read more »