• Refugee Radio

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    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    (This article about journalism trainer Rafiq Copeland and Internews' radio project in Dadaab, Kenya appeared in the Smith Journal, Volume 10, 2014.)

    IN THE FLAT SCRUBBY DESERT IN NORTH-EAST KENYA, MORE THAN 400,000 REFUGEES, ALMOST ALL FROM SOMALIA, LIVE IN FIVE CAMPS HUDDLED AROUND THE TOWN OF DADAAB, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY BARELY A SPECK ON THE MAP. IT IS NOW KENYA’S THIRD LARGEST CITY.

  • Gaza: Limited Information Puts Citizens at Increased Risk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    More than 215,000 Palestinians, almost 8% of Gaza’s population, have been displaced by the current crisis, according to UNOCHA.1 Damage to critical infrastructure, including the only power station in Gaza and health facilities, is heavily restricting access to basic services. Hundreds of thousands of people are completely without electricity, and 80% of the population experiences rolling blackouts of up to 22 hours per day.

    As families in Gaza are moving to locations along the coast of Gaza, their means to receive and share information has become increasingly limited.  

  • Mentorship Helps a Journalist Develop a Weekly Health Program

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Kamadi Amata had not been trained by Internews in Kenya, but he heard about the organization through colleagues. He requested to use the Writespot (Internews’ Media Resource Centre) to do his first radio feature story on the dangers of the morning-after pill for school-age girls.

    After showing potential in health reporting, Kamadi was accepted into Internews’ mentorship program. His editors were impressed with the improved quality of his work and tapped into his interest in health reporting.

  • You’re Invited: Voices of South Sudan

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Internews, Humanity United and CPJ invite you to a conversation with four journalists visiting from South Sudan for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

    Amid conflict and threats to their own safety, the journalists have remained committed to broadcasting which informs their communities. From a 24-hour station in Juba to a unique humanitarian news service delivered via loudspeakers on a motorbike, the reporters have found ways to produce accurate, trusted information for South Sudan’s listeners, wherever they are.

  • Data Dredger Helps Journalists Tell In-Depth Family Planning Stories

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    In the first three decades of independence Kenyan families began to have far fewer children after Kenya became the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to encourage family planning. However, in the last two decades, the birth rate became fixed at around five children per woman, putting both mothers and children at higher risk of premature death. These are some of the revelations on the Data Dredger project: The lost decades: Family planning in Kenya.

  • Internews in Kenya Honored for Data Journalism

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Opening county health budgets, exploring the underlying causes of malnutrition in Turkana and unearthing corruption in Kenya's safety net program were just some of the projects that earned Internews in Kenya and its 2013 data journalism fellows recognition for its contribution to the open data movement. The competition was run by the Open Knowledge Foundation as part of the Partnership for Open Data, a joint initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Data Institute and the World Bank.

  • John Gatluak Manguet Nhial, South Sudan

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Friday, July 25, 2014

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial is one of four journalists from South Sudan visiting the US as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit

    Based at Naath FM in Leer, Unity State, Station Coordinator John Gatluak found that his station was at the center of events as fighting spread from Juba into the states. Leer is the town of former vice president Riek Macher and Unity State is home to the strategically-important oil fields.