• In Her Own Words: Maggie Clark, Intern at Internews in Bosnia

    Maggie Clark with a city and cemetery in the background
    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Maggie Clark is a third-year student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in international affairs. She interned with Internews in our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from January to June 2014. As an intern, she conducted research for grant applications, wrote about the work of the local organizations Internews supports in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked with grantees to edit their materials in English. Below, Clark talks about what she learned about journalism and the young students she met during her internship.

  • Elizabeth Kountze Leads New Internews Office in San Francisco

    Elizabeth Kountze
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kountze is the new Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Internews, an international organization dedicated to helping communities in developing, post-conflict, and in-conflict countries realize the benefits of independent media, technology, and the free flow of information.

  • Elizabeth Kountze Leads New Internews Office in San Francisco

    Elizabeth Kountze
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kountze is the new Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Internews, an international organization dedicated to helping communities in developing, post-conflict, and in-conflict countries realize the benefits of independent media, technology, and the free flow of information.

  • Photo Camps Showcase Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Diverse People, Places

    Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network
    Monday, July 7, 2014

    (A follow-up project to the Internews-supported National Geographic photo camp in Pakistan is covered in this article from the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network.)

    Saeedullah Orakzai firmly believes in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. But that becomes a big problem when many photos being disseminated of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) depict only conflict, the alumnus says.

  • South Sudan’s First-Ever Live Broadcast across Country Lines

    A woman sits at a laptop with headphones
    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    For Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN or NPR it would sound like a fairly ordinary request: Could we go to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and broadcast live from the upcoming symposium on the peace talks on South Sudan? Simple if you are a large global broadcaster with a seasoned team of broadcast technicians, journalists, and analysts, along with the proper equipment.

  • Burmese Journalists Cover Controversial Census

    A young journalist interviews a man on the street
    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Earlier this spring, in the wake of a 30-year military regime that strictly regulated the flow of information through Burma, the government launched the country’s first national census since 1983.

    Covering Burma’s census – one fraught with controversy – introduced new challenges for Burmese journalists, many of whom had never experienced a census in their lifetimes. Since the introduction of democratic reforms in 2010, Burma’s eager but inexperienced media sector is grappling with a variety of new issues and types of coverage now open to them.

  • Youth Take Over Salam Watandar Airwaves

    A woman journalist interviews a man with several people standing by
    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Despite a relatively healthy media sector, aspiring Afghan journalists still face limited opportunities to gain hands-on experience. To build the skills and confidence of Afghanistan’s next generation of media professionals, Salam Watandar, an Afghan radio news and current affairs service, conducted a spring internship program, giving ten interns the chance to gain new skills and put them into practice.

  • Mekong Matters: Workshop and Network for Development Journalists

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    The rapid pace of development leading up to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)is creating opportunities for journalists to find innovative and important environmental, business, investment, health and culture stories. Are you a Mekong-area journalist who reports on social and environmental impacts of development projects such as dams, mines, roads, ports or economic land concessions? Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) may have workshop, fellowship, resource and networking opportunities for you.

  • Profile: Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network

    Gustavo (R) interviews a man - white domes in the background
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    In 2007, I was an environmental politics correspondent based in Brasilia, Brazil. Most of my stories that year demonstrated the dramatic links between global warming and the local political action to halt deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. That December, the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali was the one place to be as an environmental journalist. I had to be there. But the costs and the challenge of being away from the newsroom for two weeks seemed insurmountable.