NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Before this year's floods, Pakistan's air waves were filled with music, dramas, talk shows and cookery programs, but media workers say the devastating disaster is slowly transforming radio broadcasts that are now dedicating time to life-saving humanitarian aid information.
The July/August floods, which hit over 20 million people in the biggest humanitarian emergency in recent years, have submerged swathes of agricultural land and destroyed thousands of homes and scores of villages from the far north to the deep south. Read more »
Washington DC/Paris—In close coordination with the Government of Haiti, local media partners, the United Nations, international and local relief organizations, and health and civilian protection officials, Internews is helping to coordinate and disseminate a large-scale emergency public information campaign vital to the containment, prevention and early treatment of cholera as the World Health Organization (WHO) states "that a public information campaign can make the difference between life and death" in Haiti. Read more »
(September 21, 2010) Internews Network’s Innovative Use of Technology for Humanitarian Aid will be among the projects included at this week’s annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Internews is a leader in the use of communication tools when responding to humanitarian crises, including SMS texting, crowd sourcing, health mapping, mobile integration and custom internet applications. Read more »
Unable to do their jobs and practice their profession because of the immediate physical threat and fear for their lives, local reporters, both of Kyrgyz and Uzbek ethnicity, found themselves on two opposite sides of the conflict. Read more »
(September 8, 2010) In Southern Thailand, Internews is operating a Media Training Center (MTC) for journalists and members of civil society to help them better report on the simmering insurgency in Thailand's three southern most provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.
Although the conflict has claimed over 4,000 lives since it re-ignited in 2004, it remains relatively under-reported in the Thai media. Read more »
Internews Ethiopia developed the Reporting HIV/AIDS curriculum for the MA in Journalism and Communication, and the flexible format can be delivered either in the classroom or as a distance/online module.
Course content includes an examination of media approaches and responsibilities in reporting HIV and the portrayal of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and marginalized risk groups. It explores issues of cultural and social opposition, stigmatizing language and appropriate sources and resources, all in the Ethiopian context. Read more »
Internews is responding to the worst floods in Pakistan in decades by providing information to nearly five million people affected by the floods in Pakistan’s northwest region.
Working with local radio stations in the hardest hit areas in Pakistan’s northwest region, Internews is ensuring journalists are able to continue reporting on the devastation and on the critical relief efforts now underway. This includes hearing from people who have lost their homes and are waiting for help. Read more »
Developed by BBC World Service Trust and Internews, the infoasaid service will transmit lifesaving information to the hundreds of thousands of people currently cut off from emergency aid efforts and most at risk.
BBC Urdu will transmit six daily bulletins in Urdu and Pashto providing vital information including how to stay safe, avoid disease and access aid.* Read more »