• For refugees eyeing Europe, a website separates fact from fiction

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    (Internews rumor tracking project for refugees is covered in this article from Reuters.)

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Desperately seeking new lives, migrants traveling to Europe often hear lies and rumors such as promises of an escort across a forbidden border or offers of steady work that can steer them in the wrong direction and even endanger their lives.

  • How ‘Generation Z’ is Shaping Ukraine’s Media Landscape

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Internews believes that democracy is strengthened when citizens have the tools to critically engage with and analyze media. In Ukraine, this means educating teens and young adults.

    Hyperbole, disinformation, propaganda. Three words that have defined the media landscape in Ukraine for many years. However, Internews now has evidence that Ukrainian attitudes towards both domestic and Russian journalism are changing and that Generation Z, those born since the year 2000, could be powering that change. 

  • We're Still Listening

    Cover: Still Listening
    Monday, March 14, 2016

    South Sudan is the world's youngest and most fragile country and its media landscape reflects these challenges. While the media sector has made gains in recent years, it remains challenged by a rapidly changing environment and a population lacking access to reliable and trustworthy information. Also, there is a lack of reliable data on the extent of the population's information needs and media access.

  • Mapping the Expanding Radio Landscape in Liberia

    Outside of the Peace Radio FM building
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    “When Internews contracted me to do an assessment of Liberian community radio stations with the aim of creating a community radio map for Liberia, I knew it was going to be both exciting and challenging,” said Benjamin Kiplagat Sharp, a Kenyan radio engineer speaking at the end of an exhaustive exercise that took him across the 15 counties of Liberia.

  • Women and the Media in Liberia: The Uneven Course

    Torwon Sulonteh-Brown
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Torwon Sulonteh-Brown is the Senior Radio Adviser with Internews’ Liberia Media Development (LMD) program. She was a President of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia for more than 6 years, and a senior radio producer for 12 years with the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s Radio.

    In this article, Sulonteh-Brown reflects on women’s participation in media in her country.

  • “Don’t Talk to Me about Ebola…”

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Guinea was proclaimed “Ebola Free” at the end of 2015, but entered a three-month period of reinforced surveillance. Health activists and state authorities have warned repeatedly of the need for vigilance – basic health and hygiene measures, like regular hand-washing, must continue if Guinea wants to keep the Ebola virus at bay.

  • International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating Women in Media and Information

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    On International Women's Day, March 8, Internews celebrates the courageous women in media who challenge stereotypes and who work under sometimes very difficult conditions to bring news and information to their communities and protect women online.

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.