• What the World Needs Now: Lifesaving Information

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Today, on World Humanitarian Day, Internews is marking the important role of information in humanitarian response. In any crisis, whether natural disaster or armed conflict, information is an important form of aid in its own right.

    In South Sudan, Gaza, and West Africa, Internews is currently helping to fill information voids and support two-way communication between affected populations and aid providers. Focusing on information as a means of humanitarian response enables people to take an active role in their own survival, and makes humanitarian aid more effective and accountable.

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  • Business Solutions "Hackathon" to be Held in September

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    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Myanmar’s second-ever “hackathon” was launched today in Yangon. A hackathon is an event in which developers spend 48 hours building technology solutions to problems. The “Business Solutions Hackathon” will be focused on helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of the coming telecommunications revolution.

  • Refugee Radio

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    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    (This article about journalism trainer Rafiq Copeland and Internews' radio project in Dadaab, Kenya appeared in the Smith Journal, Volume 10, 2014.)

    IN THE FLAT SCRUBBY DESERT IN NORTH-EAST KENYA, MORE THAN 400,000 REFUGEES, ALMOST ALL FROM SOMALIA, LIVE IN FIVE CAMPS HUDDLED AROUND THE TOWN OF DADAAB, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY BARELY A SPECK ON THE MAP. IT IS NOW KENYA’S THIRD LARGEST CITY.

  • Mentorship Helps a Journalist Develop a Weekly Health Program

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Kamadi Amata had not been trained by Internews in Kenya, but he heard about the organization through colleagues. He requested to use the Writespot (Internews’ Media Resource Centre) to do his first radio feature story on the dangers of the morning-after pill for school-age girls.

    After showing potential in health reporting, Kamadi was accepted into Internews’ mentorship program. His editors were impressed with the improved quality of his work and tapped into his interest in health reporting.

  • Gaza: Limited Information Puts Citizens at Increased Risk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    More than 215,000 Palestinians, almost 8% of Gaza’s population, have been displaced by the current crisis, according to UNOCHA.1 Damage to critical infrastructure, including the only power station in Gaza and health facilities, is heavily restricting access to basic services. Hundreds of thousands of people are completely without electricity, and 80% of the population experiences rolling blackouts of up to 22 hours per day.

    As families in Gaza are moving to locations along the coast of Gaza, their means to receive and share information has become increasingly limited.