Closing the Loop, a review of Internews’ humanitarian information radio program launched in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, argues that information provision should be a core component of any humanitarian assistance or development program. To be effective, the communications program must rely on continual research to identify the information needs of those affected by conflict or disasters, then employ the findings from that research in the selection and production of media programming.
The Media Map Project, a multi-faceted research collaboration between Internews and The World Bank Institute, has made 25 data sets which collectively touch on every country in the world and up to 30 years' worth of information available to the public for download and analysis. Visualizations on the site allow viewers to interact with and test the data in different ways.
The conference theme this year is “Cities, Connectivity and Creativity,” exploring what global connectivity offers to the riches and uncertainties of urban everyday; what aesthetics and economies of creativity should be invested in the future of the city; and what communicative possibilities cities afford and hinder. Read more »
“This extensive research confirms what we hear every day from these communities,” said Deborah Ensor, Internews Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. “Getting local news and information, in one’s own language, massively impacts people’s lives. These stations really are the heart and soul of their communities.” Read more »
Last Jan 21st, only nine days after the devastating quake killed over 250,000 and displaced more than 1 million others, Internews launched a radio program to get critical life-saving info out to Haitians. News you can use is still going strong today. Read more »