• Something Different: Family, Travel and Internews’ COO

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    At Internews, I'm always proud of our incredible staff. I'm proud of the work they do, of course, but also proud of the people they are. Today's email is different than our usual news, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share a personal story from someone very important to all of us at Internews, our COO David Creekmore.

  • Future Earth: An Experiment in Global Change Research

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Future Earth, a global platform for international research on environmental change and sustainable development, supports research that is interdisciplinary, "co-designed" with other stakeholders, and oriented toward solutions that will bring about sustainability. It has just launched its Strategic Research Agenda and invited the director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network to sit on its Engagement Committee, which met last week in Buenos Aires alongside its Science Committee to plan its future program.

  • Liberia: Using Drama to Fight Ebola

    Four young people seated in a group perform a drama
    Monday, December 8, 2014

    The number of cases of Ebola is declining or stabilizing in Liberia according to the World Health Organization.  Even though new cases are still being reported, there is a misconception among some Liberians that Liberia is Ebola free and that they no longer need to take preventive measures.

    Community Action Against Ebola (CAAEB), a community organization supported financially by Internews, is trying to fight misinformation by educating citizens about the continuing need to take precautions against Ebola.

  • Internews President Participates in a Discussion on How Media, Connectivity, and an Open Internet are Changing the World

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Internews President Jeanne Bourgault took part in a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on the power of media, connectivity, and the internet in promoting global advancement. The panel was moderated by Daniel Runde, CSIS William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and also included Carlos Pascual, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Ukraine and Masood Farivar, Chief of Afghanistan Service for Voice of America.

  • Giving Tuesday - Information is a Human Right

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    I joined Internews' board of directors this past year because I believe that a free press and access to information are the keys to building stable democracies over time. Accessing high quality information – whether through radio or the internet -- can play a catalytic role in communities' growth and progress.

  • Juba Inside & Out: Capturing History through Photography in South Sudan

    A group of girls in the water with just their heads out
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    "As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country," said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State. "It was so powerful that I just kept on taking photographs, and I will keep on taking photographs." Simon was reflecting on a week of documentary photography training with National Geographic photographers, as part of the Juba Photo Camp for young students in South Sudan, conducted in conjunction with the Internews.

    Watch a video of the South Sudan photo camp:

  • HIV: Tracking the Story of Our Time

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (This story recalling the HIV epidemic and its coverage in the media in Kenya comes from our Internews staff in Kenya.)

    Some of us have never known a world without HIV. Some of us remember the shockwaves of dread, the frenzy to try to fathom it, the shudders and whispers of shame.

    It is the media that brought HIV into our homes – 30 years ago. It was called "slim disease," because of the dramatic weight loss. And the images of skeletal human frames confirmed it was something to best run away from.

  • World AIDS Day 2014 - Marking 30 Years of HIV in Kenya

    Monday, December 1, 2014
      Rose Nyala with children

    Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.