Internews has designed and procured 5 different types of Emergency Media Standby Kits to ensure humanitarian communication teams and local media partners have the right equipment on hand to rapidly set up an emergency newsroom and be able to broadcast when critical infrastructure is down.
Internews' humanitarian communication teams can deploy within 72-hours of a disaster to assess and assist local media organizations and help humanitarian responders understand and address the information and communication needs of disaster-affected communities. Read more »
A central belief of media assistance is that information changes people’s lives for the better, improving governance, promoting economic development and strengthening civil society. But does assistance really lead to those outcomes?
To examine that question, Internews commissioned a report, When Does Information Change Lives?, that looks at the effects of five small FM radio stations launched and managed by Internews with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more »
The Price Media Law Moot Court competition held annually in Oxford, UK plays an important role in promoting interest in international laws governing freedom of expression. In addition to being a powerful medium to train both law students and legal professionals in media law issues, it is also an effective platform for initiating international discussion around media law and policy. Read more »
Investigative reporters from online media outlets in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico are collaborating on a regional multimedia investigation into the human rights fallout of organized crime in Latin America, with support of InSight Crime and Internews. Read more »
“Media reflects the culture and media can influence what people consider normal. What the media is talking about is often what people are talking about. So depending on how the media presents things, it can improve the way a community or a society views issues of discrimination or prejudice.” – Jeanne Bourgault, Internews Read more »
ElectUA (ElectUA.org), a Ukrainian state-of-the-art civil society tool to monitor election infringements, has executed a wide monitoring of the violations at the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, both before and during the vote. Read more »
Tough questions and stone-faced rebuttals from authorities don’t deter Wang Jing, a young journalist at China’s New Century magazine. "I feel I am a representative of the public,” said Jing, explaining her recent persistent enquiries of Thai officials. “If I must, I can apologize in private for aggressive questioning." Read more »
The crowdsourced election monitoring platform ElectUA.org, a project of Internews Ukraine, is using an unconventional marketing approach to encourage Ukrainians, especially young people, to vote in the country’s upcoming Parliamentary elections and to report potential election violations during the campaign and on Election Day (Oct. 28). A promotional video for the site (above), which has garnered more than 16,000 views on YouTube so far, features zombies roaming among the masses on the streets of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. Read more »