• Internews Remembers Sandy Socolow

    Sandy Socolow
    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Internew mourns the loss of our longest-serving board member, Sandy Socolow, who passed away January 31st.

    A pioneer in broadcast news, Socolow has been described as Walter Cronkite’s “right hand,” working side-by-side with the legendary journalist throughout his career. Socolow’s lengthy career included roles as producer and executive producer for CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, the Christian Science Monitor, and Cronkite-Ward Productions.

  • The Amazon Is Burning

    Business Insider
    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    (InfoAmazonia, a project of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, is featured in this article from Business Insider.)

    "Save the rain forest" is a mantra we've all grown up with, and for good reason.

    About 17% of the Amazon rain forest has been lost in the last 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund. While the annual rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years, cattle ranching and other forms of agriculture remain serious threats to the rain forest.

  • Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • Building Trust between Civil Society Organizations and Media in Somalia

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    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    “I feel more confident about approaching the media now. I came to realize that journalists are not as I imagined,” commented Mohamed Ali Farah, director and co-founder of the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) after attending Internews’ training on media literacy. His organization works to raise public awareness and understanding of disabilities.

  • How data journalism can improve the world

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Internews President Jeanne Bourgault writes from the World Economic Forum in Davos: "Open data has the potential to drive positive social change, and data-journalists can be key to creating the stories that bring that data to life. But getting there is not easy." Read the blog:

  • Accountability after Haiyan

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    (Stijn Aelbers, who was project director for Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines, was interviewed for this article from IRIN News.)

    LONDON, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations.

    The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator.

  • Amid Rise in Attacks, New Coalition Advocates for Afghan Journalists’ Safety

    Four men and one woman sit around a table that has food and glasses on it.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    2014 was another deadly year for journalists in Afghanistan. Multiple local and international reporters were either singled out or collateral damage in a string of attacks by Taliban extremists, who last year intensified their assault on individuals and institutions perceived to be allied with Western forces.