Impact Report

INTRODUCTION

IN THE FIELD

PEOPLE

FINANCIAL HEALTH

Introduction

Jeanne Bourgault

Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO

 

 

Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce, Internews
Europe Chief Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Focus on Women

“If we women don’t talk about what affects women most, men journalists won’t,” says Liberian journalist Mae Azango, who has received death threats and even lost a job over her discussion of sensitive topics. “If female journalists keep quiet, those things will keep happening to us.”

Women and girls are woefully under-represented in leadership roles in media and technology worldwide. Their voices are often ignored in media coverage. Sadly, there is an increase in violence against women, online and off, when they raise their voices in media.

In 2015 Internews launched an important 5-year global initiative to increase the participation of women and media, building on our past three decades of training tens of thousands of women leaders in the media and information sectors.

The initiative will ensure safe access to information for women and girls in some of the world’s most challenging places; empower women by building their leadership in the media, information and communications technology fields; and improve the information we all consume by promoting more stories produced by, for and about women.

Strategic Planning

In 2015, Internews also developed a five-year strategic framework – Information Changes Lives. At it’s heart is a vision of success where "everyone, everywhere, enjoys 
equal access to trusted, quality information that empowers them to live healthy, secure, rewarding lives."

All of our 2015 programs have been characterized by working with the most impactful sources of information for communities; be they our dynamic "news that moves" service for refugees making the perilous journey to Europe – or our fundamental role in building a vibrant community radio network in South Sudan.

Globally our work has become, and will increasingly be focussed on supporting ordinary citizens to make sense of the ‘information chaos’ around them, as it will remain on supporting the highest standards and sustainability of local media content around the world.

Jeanne Bourgault & Daniel Bruce

April 26, 2016

In the Field

A map showing the countries where Internews currently works - a text list of the countries is below the map.

AFGHANISTAN
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
BANGLADESH
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BRAZIL
BURKINA FASO
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON

CENTRAL AFRICAN
   REPUBLIC
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
CROATIA
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
   OF CONGO
EGYPT

EL SALVADOR
GREECE
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
HAITI
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
INDIA
INDONESIA

KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KOSOVO
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
LAOS
LIBERIA
MACEDONIA
MEXICO
MOLDOVA

MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
MYANMAR
NEPAL
NIGERIA
PAKISTAN
SAMOA, FIJI, VANUATU
SERBIA
SOMALIA

SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH SUDAN
SRI LANKA
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
UKRAINE

UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
VIETNAM
WEST BANK/GAZA

Speaking our Languages: Our partners produce news iin more than 20 languagesInfographics showing Censorship Environments, Hours of Content produced by our partners, potential audience, number of women trained, media legislation passed and local organizations founded.

 

People: Local Voices, Global Change

Beyond the numbers, the impact of our work truly lies in people: The voices of local advocates who are making themselves heard on the radio. The staff investigating new tech solutions for common problems. Our partners producing news that is immediately relevant to their audiences. Together, we embody the spirit of our mission: Local Voices, Global Change.

Global | Amplifying women and girls
“Women and girls must fully and equally engage in the creation of media, information and communications technologies at all levels.
Doing so … improves the quality, breadth and relevance of information for the communities in which they live and work.”
— Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO, announcing the launch of Women’s Voices, Powering Change
“Solar is such a great solution for us in South Sudan. They can now bring information to their community with just the power of the
South Sudan  | Power from the sun
sun!” — Internews technician Issa Kassimu, after helping Voice of Freedom FM in Magwi get their station back up and running
by installing solar panels.
Nepal | Getting information to earthquake survivors
“There really needed to be a system where the most trusted sources of information — local media — can also tap into these
international sources of information, and make a connection back to the people.” — Indu Nepal, Internews project director in Nepal,
where the OpenMic project was developed after the earthquake to debunk rumors, and address factual misinformation.
Lesvos, Greece | Providing information and comfort to refugees
“We have re-purposed trucks with loud speakers to rove around broadcasting simple, coordinated messages in Arabic — ‘Remain calm
You are welcome.’ Just the presence of an information source can alleviate some of the terrible stress people are experiencing.”
— Alison Campbell, Senior Director for Global Initiatives at Internews
“Open Earth is an example of how the media community is coming together to tell this vital story and demonstrate that local
Global | Mapping the effects of climate change
journalism has a key role to play in the identification and response to environmental changes.” — William Shubert, Program Officer
for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, about the launch of the GeoJournalism platform OpenEarth.net. (Photo credit: 徐晓林)
“Photography is very powerful way to communicate with others. Firstly, photographers, through photo, can tell amazing stories about
Bosnia & Herzegovina  | Young people connect through photography
Bosnia and Herzegovina, about her people, the situation in which she is situated, her beauty and nature and show them to people in
other countries.” — Enedina Žepčan, a youth participant in a photo camp conducted by Internews and National Geographic.
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Before Myanmar's 2015 elections, Internews held an Election Reporting News Lab in Mandalay. Participants from different media out-
Myanmar | Reporting on Elections
lets produced quality reporting on key issues such as voter education, rules and regulations and ethics of reporting on elections.
the Euromaidan evolution. They belong to the journalists and activists, rather than to oligarchs or the state, and their focus is on local
Moderate voices such as the online Hromadske.tv, supported by Internews, are new players that emerged from the grassroots during
Ukraine.jpg
Ukraine | Fighting a Propaganda War
rather than national news.
Afghanistan. Despite the difficulty of working as a woman journalist in Afghanistan, they worked hard and were absolutely committed
Sofia and Wahida are two women journalists who received awards for their impartial coverage of the 2014 presidential election in
Afghanistan | Reporting on Elections
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to reporting on the electoral process.
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South Sudan | Providing Information to IDPs
"Boda Boda Talk Talk has become the main source of our communication. We send our greetings to friends, family, and relatives
diseases." – BBTT Listener at UN House PoC 2 in Juba
through BBTT. The program lets us know about things like new distribution of food, shelter, resumption of classes, and preventing

Financial Health

pie chart showing direct project expenses, support and G and A

In 2015, Internews had a budget of approximately $56.3 million. 90% of our resources directly fund projects and project support, with only 10% going to general and administrative costs.

Assets

2015 Internews Internews
Europe
Cash and Cash Equivalents $2,550,174 £915,730
Grants and Other Receivables, Net 4,753,137 727,318
Fixed Assets 1,420,141 17,528
Prepaid and Other Assets 1,031,075 22,919
Grant Commitments 49,622,736 260,333
Total Assets $59,377,263 £1,943,828

Liabilities

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses $5,146,305 £388,980
Refundable Advances 2,039,497 55,278
Unrestricted Net Assets 1,418,973 (502,521)
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 1,149,752 1,764,422
Grant Commitments 49,622,736 237,669
  $59,377,263 £1,943,828

Revenue

Grants and Contracts $55,421,120 £3,658,260
Contributions and Other Income 1,240,761 219,707
  $56,661,881 £3,877,967

Expenses

Direct Project Expenses $44,809,002 £3,100,030
Project Support 5,838,193 451,917
General and Administrative 5,265,943 -
Fundraising and Other 351,273 90,313
  56,264,411 3,642,260
     
Change in Net Assets $397,470 £ 235,707

The financial records of Internews Network are audited annually by an independent firm of certified public accountants. A complete set of financial statements is available on request from Internews Network at PO Box 4448, Arcata CA 95518 USA.

 

Recent Donors

Internews gratefully acknowledges our donors for their generous support of our work. Recent donors of $500 or more include:

Foundations and Corporations

International Partner Organizations & Universities

Adessium Foundation
AJG Foundation
Andrew and Corey Morris-Singer Foundation
Arcadia Foundation
Arete Charitable Fund
Baydin
Benetech
China Dialogue Trust
Christensen Fund
Communications Inc.
Cow Hollow Fund
Daniel K. Thorne Foundation
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Dodge & Cox
European Climate Foundation
Facebook
Ford Foundation
Flora Family Foundation
Frontline SMS
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Global Call for Climate Action/ Tck Tck Tck
Global Giving
Google
GW & Wade LLC
Hand Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Humanity United
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kendeda Fund
Lodestar Foundation
Marisla Foundation
Melwood Global
Natembea Foundation
Oak Foundation
Omidyar Network
Open Society Foundations
Ploughshares Fund
Robert & Michelle Friend Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Family & Associates
Rockefeller Foundation
Rose Gold Fund
Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
Schmidt Family Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Teresa Luchsinger Giving Fund
Vodafone Americas Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

Public Donors

Australia Agency for International Development
Coffey International Development
Common Humanitarian Funds of UNOCHA
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Canada
European Commission DG Devco
European Forest Institute
France Expertise Internationale
Global Ocean Commission
infoDev (World Bank)
International Organization of Migration (IOM)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (SIDA)
UK Department for International Development (DFiD)
UK Foreign Commonwealth Office
United Nations AIDS
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
United Nations Children's Fund 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Foundation
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Humans Settlements Programme ( UN Habitat)
United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Environmental Programme (UNEP/ROLAC)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID - Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM)
USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)
US Department of State (DOS)
US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)
US Department of State, Bureua of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)
US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
World Bank Group
World Health Organization (WHO)

Baydin Inc
Chemonics
Christian Aid
Compton Foundation
Counterpart International
Creative Associates
Development Alternatives, Inc.
Family Health International (FHI360)
Free Press Unlimited
Freedom House
International Republican Institute (IRI)
Internews Europe
IREX
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP)
Media Initiatives Armenia
Mercy Corps
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Oxfam UK
Pact
Partners for Global Research and Development
PEN American Center
Population Services International
Save the Children, UK
Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ)
The Asia Foundation
University of Maryland
Winrock International
World Vision

Individuals

Anne Avis
Sybilla Balkanski
Maureen Blanc
Anne Bonaparte
Christien Boskin 
Jeanne Bourgault and Ray Jennings
Doug Carlston
Gregory Carr
James Cashel and Anne Ching
Matt Chanoff
Jennifer Cobb
Elizabeth Colton
Simone Coxe
David Creekmore
Toni Cupal
Lars Dalgaard
Diane Dobbs
Ann Doerr
Marcy Eklind
Shannon England
Charlotte Fahn
Robert and Michelle Friend 
Mark and Katharine Frohardt 
Bridget Gallagher
Anthony Garrett 
Joanne Giordano
Alan Gourley
Julie Hamre
David Hoffman
Larry Irving
David and Anita Keller
Richard Kessler
Anja Manuel
Jillian Manus
Leslie McCuaig
Jeff Miliken
Raquel Newman
Maureen Orth
Chris Palm
Ponchitta Pierce
Joan Platt
Michael and Paula Rantz
Amy Rao
Kathleen Reen
James Rosenfield
Nicole Rubin
Loraine Safly
Stephen Salyer
Anthony Scaramucci
Nancy and Greg Serrurier
Cristiana Falcone Sorrell
Jonathan Temin
Diana Walsh
John and Ellen Walsh
Kathryn C Walters
Margit Wennmachers
Dennis Whittle