• For Gaza, Tech and Communication Tools Work Hand-in-Hand

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gaza stands today at around 500,000, almost a third of the population. With the new ceasefire in place as of late August, citizens and humanitarian organizations are starting to think about how to move towards a sustainable and rapid recovery for the population of Gaza.

  • Radio Journalists in the Central African Republic Respond to the Ebola Crisis

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    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa - the worst in recorded history - has so far claimed over 2,000 lives. Public reactions in the Central African Republic (CAR) to confirmed cases of Ebola in the bordering Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have highlighted the potential for panic, the extent of ignorance about the disease and the lack of appropriate medical facilities in CAR.

  • Reporting Beyond the Crashes

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    Monday, September 8, 2014

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status report on Road Safety for 2013 estimates that more than 8,000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in Kenya every year.

    Crash-related injuries number in the tens of thousands.

    These are numbers, but they represent deep family tragedy and tremendous health, economic and disability costs.  

    Better road infrastructure that lends itself to higher speeds has not led to better road safety conditions. Rather, old driving habits more suited to poor road infrastructure and congestion, have resulted in increased horrific crashes, now commonly reported in the media.

  • Citizen Feedback SMS Gives a Voice to Population in Gaza

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Across Gaza, weeks of conflict have left roads and buildings heavily damaged − making it difficult for families to get key information about aid and security. To help bridge these information gaps, Internews' Humanitarian Information Service "Jossor ma' Gaza" produces a live daily radio program with useful, actionable humanitarian "news-you-can-use" and updates on aid distribution.

  • Media Resource Center in Mogadishu Supports Somalian Journalists

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    Monday, September 1, 2014

    The media in Somalia face tough challenges which undermine its independence and quality: threats, intimidation, weak access to information, security issues, lack of media laws to cite but a few. The media fraternity needs support to continue to exist and become increasingly professionalized around common standards.