In a country where information is hard to come by, Internews built three community FM radio stations, providing a valuable service to the Darfuri refugee population and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in camps in eastern Chad. Because of a lack of trained journalists in the country, Internews helped young people who were novices but eager to learn take lead roles at the stations. Read more »
Madjihinguem Nguinabe talks about what motivates him as a journalist to help his community get the information they need.
I was always really interested in the work of radio stations and I’d heard about Internews, so I asked for a work placement. I really wanted to see what journalism was like because I didn’t know anything about it. Voix de Ouaddai in Abeche fortunately took me on as a volunteer in 2009, and I moved here to Goz Beida to work at Radio Sila in 2010. Read more »
Cleveland - Her current United States passport has had extra pages added four separate times. It is filled with colorful visa stamps from countries around the world. Many are places most Americans would avoid. Read more »
In 2003 a staggering 700 people were dying every day in Kenya as a result of HIV complications. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was a disease of crisis proportions, still characterized at the time by secrecy and fear, rumor and myth, and sensational stories and misleading information. Read more »
(Jacobo Quintanilla, Director of Humanitarian Information Projects at Internews, was chosen as a 2012 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow. A video of his presentation was posted on the Pop!Tech web site.) Read more »
Take a look behind the scenes at a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering local media around the world to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Read more »
Balanced and objective coverage of national and local elections are one of the key indicators of a robust, independent local media. Internews routinely works with journalists around the world to enhance and encourage informative coverage of local elections. Read more »