• Communicating in Disasters: 4 Lessons Learned

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Today on World Humanitarian Day, the world will pay tribute to aid workers who have died in service, and celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism around the world.

  • Communicating in disasters: 4 lessons learned

    devex: Do Good. Do It Well.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    (Internews President Jeanne Bourgault wrote this op-ed from Devex to celebrate World Humanitarian Day.)

    Today, Aug. 19, the world pays tribute to aid workers who have died in service and celebrates the spirit of humanitarianism around the world.

  • What I Learned about Ebola, from a Liberian Think Tank

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    It’s unbearably hot, and as I step into the tea shop crowded with men of all ages, someone offers me hot atayea, a Chinese herbal infusion “for intellectual stimulance.” I’m happy to have it.

  • Internews: Information Changing Lives

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    In this video, Internews President and CEO Jeanne Bourgault talks about the impact local trusted media can have on communities.

    "I’m a true believer in the power of news and information to really make a profound difference in this world, to advance social progress, to advance economic development, to promote more healthy societies," says Bourgault. "But what I love about our work is that it’s not just that. I also think it’s fun. I see joy. It brings joy to the communities in which we work."

  • Can you stop a rumor?

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    For survivors, the immediate priorities in a disaster such as an earthquake seem clear: Get to safety. Help your family and those around you. Reach the people you love and tell them, “I’m OK.”

    But after the initial crisis is over, survivors are faced with a million uncertainties and questions as they try to piece together their shattered lives and communities.

  • Battling Corruption in Ukraine

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    When is the last time you tried to make sense of a 637-line municipal budget file?

    Until recently, that is exactly what the citizens of Lviv, in Western Ukraine, had available to them.

  • Can Open Data Help Save the Amazon?

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, was interviewed for this article from Good about the environmental mapping project, InfoAmazonia.)

    The bathroom’s down the hall,” Gustavo Faleiros tells me, as we speak one June afternoon in his sunny São Paulo apartment. “But there’s no running water.” Residents of his building in the middle-class neighborhood of Pompéia have agreed to alternate water supply to their apartments—one day with and one day without—in order to eke out what trickles in from the water mains each day.

  • Central Asia Media Join Forces

    USAID: From the American People
    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    (Internews' media project in Central Asia is covered in this article from USAID.)

    “I appreciated the chance to work closely with my regional colleagues and got ideas for exchanging content more actively and further developing our website.”