• UC Berkeley - Earth Journalism Visiting Scholar 2015: Call for Applications

    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting non-US journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for a semester-long scholarship to attend the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) for the spring semester of 2015 to take classes at the Graduate School of Journalism. Applications are due in by July 27th at midnight PDT.
  • For Kenyan Journalist, Berkeley Scholarship Opens a New World

    Rosalia Omungo
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    The journey to my fellowship in environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley began when I responded to a call for application sent to a list of former Climate Change Media Partnership Fellows to which I belong. My application was selected from a pool of close to 70 applicants from across the globe. And so the shift from Nairobi to Berkeley began in January.

  • International Council of Partners Launched for Earth Journalism Network

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    As part of its 10th anniversary year, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created a new Council of Partners to help guide future development of the network, particularly its regional activities. The Council was announced last month at Berkeley, where EJN gathered more than a dozen leaders of environmental journalists around the world at a training-of-trainers conference.

  • Local voices. Global change.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    A cardboard totem pole appears in the corner of your local barbershop with a microphone, and a question. That’s exactly what New Orleans residents began seeing pop up in their neighborhoods when the Listening Post began placing microphones in their communities.

  • Media Under Pressure: Protect the Rights of Journalists in Central African Republic

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    A statement from 18 journalism organizations in the Central African Republic (CAR) and international media support organizations, including Internews, calls on CAR’s transitional government and civilian, military, religious and traditional authorities to urgently address the plight of journalists in the CAR, to do everything possible to ensure respect for the right to information and the free flow of news, and to protect journalists in the course of their work.

  • Including Women in Media in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    A journalist interviews a woman in an outdoor market
    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Journalist Alice Wabiwa Fights for Women’s Rights in her Grassroots Community  

    Alice Wabiwa is the only woman out of a staff of ten at Radio Apide of Kamituga, an Internews partner community radio located in the Territory of Mwenga, South Kivu province, in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). However, when it comes to work, Wabiwa never feels intimidated or marginalized by her male counterparts. In fact, she actively promotes women’s rights.

  • Moot Court Competition in BiH Exposes Students to the Field of Media Law

    People assemble in a courtroom
    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    The forty-four law students from across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who gathered in the city of Zenica for the first national media law moot court competition on May 28-30 are new to the field of media law. A student from Sarajevo attested that he hadn’t even heard of the subject before he attended a series of Media Law Clinics supported by USAID’s Strengthening Independent Media (SIM) Project and implemented by Internews.

  • Dispatches from CAR: A Terrible Year

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    (Bangui, CAR) “I had to flee the house this morning with my children,” the chief editor said lightly as she arrived at the office. Virginie, like most of her colleagues in the newsroom of the local Association of Journalists for Human Rights (RJDH by its French acronym), is late. And while it is the rain which usually complicates their commute to the office, no dark clouds are to be seen in the sky this morning. Today, it seems as though the bullets are the ones pouring down.