• Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    A new report released by a consortium of UN agencies and NGOs, including Internews, highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    According to the United Nations, 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced across the country due to the violent advances of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In addition, there are 216,000 registered Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Women with a group of children in a shelter
    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    (Erbil, Iraq, 17 September 2014) - A new report released today by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and media development organisations highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    "Communicating with, and providing information to, people affected by the crisis are two of the most important elements of humanitarian response," Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, said.

  • Ukraine’s UT-1: Transitioning a State Broadcaster to a Public Service Broadcaster

    Writing in Ukrainian on a white board
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Josh Machleder, Internews Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and Asia Programs, and Simone Otus Coxe, Internews Board Member are traveling in Ukraine, visiting Internews projects and sending updates on the work of local media and civil society in-country.

    The handwritten message on the whiteboard at the elevator bank at UT-1, Ukraine’s state broadcaster, is from Director General Zurab Alasania, thanking those staffers who took an eight day leave without pay, to help make up the shortfall in the broadcaster’s budget.

  • Ahmadzai - After the Vote, a Journalist Continues Coverage of Afghan’s Elections

    Ahmadzai interviews a shopkeeper
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    As Afghanistan and the rest of the world await the imminent announcement of the result of the presidential election audit, the country’s media sector continues to produce a steady stream of stories on how this crucial period in Afghanistan’s history is affecting the everyday lives of Afghans around the country.

  • National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young Photographers in South Sudan

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    A group of South Sudanese youth will have the opportunity to tell their stories through photography during National Geographic Photo Camp South Sudan, Sept. 22-27, 2014, highlighting issues faced by the world’s newest nation. Photo Camp is conducted in partnership with Internews, and the participants, aged 19-25, will be mentored by National Geographic contributing photographers Ed Kashi, Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer.

  • Back to School in War-Torn Gaza

    Young girls sit at their desks in a classroom
    Monday, September 15, 2014

    In Gaza, families are eager to begin the new school year as at least one marker of a return to normalcy. However, many families are uncertain about how to get their children to school and how to keep them safe. Many schools are still being used as shelters for those displaced by the conflict this summer.