Internews has provided funding for twelve Internews Media Policy Fellowship scholarships for individuals interested in media advocacy, media reform and media implementation in post-conflict societies, particularly individuals from such societies. All Internews Fellows are provided with full funding for their tuition, housing, travel and per diem to attend the 14th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 29, 2012 at the University of Oxford. Read more »
A group of 30 journalists that includes Fellows, editors, trainers and staff from 20 countries will report on the negotiations of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20 Summit, taking place in Brazil this month. Over 10 days, the journalists will participate in capacity-building activities focused on the main themes of the international meeting, have contact with sources of government, civil society and multilateral organizations, and provide locally relevant reporting to audiences back home. Read more »
In 2009, more than a year before the Arab Spring, Internews began Citizen Journalist, a project for a group of young, newly graduated journalists in the West Bank and Gaza. Ten young men and ten young women were trained in multimedia production and the use of blogs and social media in reporting. Read more »
For the first time, journalism students in the West Bank are developing skills in multimedia production and social media through their university coursework.
In a rapidly changing media landscape, universities in the West Bank struggled to keep their courses up to date. Over the course of several years, Internews worked with Nablus, Hebron, and Al Quds Universities to develop courses designed to give graduates the new media skills they need to land jobs after graduation. Read more »
Set up like a news room and studio, a new media lab at Al Quds University in Jerusalem provides practical experience in media production for the university’s journalism students.
“This is the most fantastic opportunity for our media students yet, they have nothing like it before. This brings them into the current media scene, into the heart and mind of media today where our youth should be,” said Director of the Institute of Modern Media, Lucy Nusseibeh. Read more »
“It’s a program developed by the youth for the youth dealing with their issues growing up in Palestine, using social media as a way to engage with them,” says Alaa Badarneh, Program Director for Radio Tariq Al Mahaba in Nablus, about the newly re-launched show, Haki Shabab (Youth Talk).
The program covers issues relating to politics, society, culture, music and entertainment. The idea for the show was developed with Internews years ago. Read more »
The Moscow Times, in cooperation with Vedomosti, presents a special bi-lingual project sponsored by Internews' Earth Journalism Network. This is an effort to raise consciousness about the enormous ecological and environmental challenges Russia is facing, actions being taken to both improve and exacerbate the situation, and the players involved.
In a country where only 9 percent of the population has access to the Internet and more than half never uses a television, it's critical for journalists and organizations supporting the media to understand how people get news and other information. As part of its efforts to support independent journalism in Afghanistan, Internews mapped the results of a recent media research survey to tell the story of where people tune in for news. Read more »
WEST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA—Alim, the chief of news for Ruai TV, remembers when the area didn’t have a privately operated station to serve as a voice for the province’s indigenous people; it didn’t have the infrastructure to support one. Read more »