• Internews COO Reflects on Travel and Family

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    In a video produced by The New York Times, Internews COO David Creekmore and his two young daughters reflect on their experiences traveling the globe together, and on committing to the spirit of openness that David’s late wife, Trisha Creekmore, inspired through their family travel adventures.

    “I’m always proud of our incredible staff,” said Jeanne Bourgault, President of Internews. “I’m personally so touched by this video, and what it says about family and the important things in life. I’m glad that as part of David’s Internews family, we can share some of what makes our team so special with the world.”

  • Reimagining news from the ground up

    Medium: Everyone's stories and ideas
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    (Internews' Listening Post project in New Orleans is cited in this article by Andrew Haeg from Medium about new forms of journalism.)

    Unrevealed truths smolder. Inevitably, they force themselves to the surface. Consider Ferguson. A molten core of racial tension can't be suppressed forever.

  • Internews Partner Shares Young Afghans’ Hopes and Concerns with President Ghani

    A group of people stand on either side of Ghani
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Greater educational opportunities, job creation, and an independent governmental entity focused on youth issues: those were among the top concerns Basir Bita, representing young Afghans across the country, relayed to new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an October 5 briefing about the new government's agenda for youth and civil society engagement.

  • Double Your Impact: Information Saves Lives

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Last week, a generous donor announced that she would match every donation to Internews, dollar for dollar, until we reached $30,000. Today, I am happy meet this challenge with my own donation, as well to tell my own story and why I support this organization.

  • Marking 30 years of HIV in Kenya

    Rose Nyala with a child playing behind her
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

    Rose, who is on antiretroviral drugs, is in good health. Once every week, Rose holds a counselling session with Standard Seven and Eight pupils (ages 13 – 15) during their lunch break. She has devoted her life to highlighting the challenges facing AIDS orphans.

  • Open Data in Asia’s Water Tower: data.thethirdpole.net

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    "There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field. This delay in rice planting is resulting in a late harvest," explains Ratna Darai, 47, a farmer in Daraipadhera, Nepal during an interview with thethirdpole.net reporter Ramesh Bhushal.

  • Join Me, and Double Your Impact

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    I've served on Internews' board for the last few years because I believe passionately in information's power to transform, empower, and save lives.

    Simone CoxeI've had the opportunity to see this firsthand from my home in Silicon Valley, working with organizations and companies that use technology to make information more accessible, more useful, more powerful.

  • Improving Media Standards in Somalia

    A woman speaks into a microphone
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Journalists in Somalia continue to work under harsh conditions, often employed by media outlets that focus on conflict reporting despite their own lack of adequate training to report without putting their lives at risk.[1] The majority of radio journalists are young and were born and raised in Mogadishu during the civil war. They have not received a formal journalistic training; hence they are not fully aware of their role, of the impact of the stories they choose to tell or of the current media polarisation in the country.