• New National Broadcaster in Ukraine

    Screenshot from Hromadske TV
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Just a few months ago, Hromadske.tv was a fledgling Ukrainian online TV channel broadcasting to a fairly small audience of people with high-speed Internet connections and the will to actively seek out objective news, amid an environment increasingly hostile to independent viewpoints. On February 26, Hromadske.tv launched prime-time broadcasting to a national audience on one of the country’s most-viewed TV channels, First National.

  • Haiyan Radio

    Radio 1 - Altijd benieuwd
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    (Stijn Albers, Internews Teamleader for the Humanitarian Information System in the Philippines was interviewed on the Radio 1 in the Netherlands about Radyo Bakdaw. The interview is in Dutch.)

    De geboorte van een nieuwe radiozender! Radyo Bakdaw is een soort pop-upradio, die kort na het doortrekken van orkaan Haiyan over de Filipijnen in recordtempo werd opgestart. Door een ex-collega nog wel: Stijn Aelbers.

  • Slideshow: Myanmar Journalists

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Internews has been laying the foundations of a more inclusive media in Burma (Myanmar), a sector whose health is vital for the democratization and peace processes. Read the report New Freedoms, New Challenges, and through the slideshow below, meet some of the incredible journalists in Burma that Internews has worked with over the years:

  • “Code for Change Myanmar” Launched

    Code for Change Myanmar logo
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    A new technology initiative called "Code for Change Myanmar" aims to help the technology community in Myanmar tackle some of the key challenges facing the country. The initiative, which is supported by Internews, was launched February 19 in Yangon.

    "Myanmar is on the cusp of a technology revolution,” said Internews Senior Strategy Advisor and Code for Change Myanmar Founder, David Madden. “This creates great opportunities to use technology to improve people's lives."

  • Burma Media: New Freedoms, New Challenges

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Internews has been laying the foundations of a more inclusive media in Burma (Myanmar), a sector whose health is vital for the democratization and peace processes. Read the full report, and below, meet some of the incredible journalists in Burma that Internews has worked with over the years:

  • Mon Mon Myat: Feeding the (Information) Hungry

    Mon Mon Myat
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    THE 90-YEAR-OLD ART Deco Shwe Hinthar cinema in Bago town appears faded and worn. But for three days, inside its hulking brown walls were brief echoes of a former heyday, as hundreds packed the building for its first-ever human rights film festival.

    "lt was an eye opener," said festival organizer Mon Mon Myat, who toured the festival in the fall of 2013 to fourteen venues around the country. "People are still not getting enough information. There is a real hunger for more, especially in rural areas."

  • Yeni: Back in the Fray

    Yeni
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    ON A TYPICAL, hectic day in the bare-bones but crowded offices of The Irrawaddy in downtown Rangoon, Yeni is a deceptively quiet presence.

    As head of the Burmese-language section of the news outlet, he has helped steer the former exile organization through a testing transition back into the fray of local media in the country’s commercial capital.

    The competition is fierce, the new media landscape fraught with uncertainty - and he is relishing it all.

  • Naw Noreen: From Refugee to Reporter

    Naw Noreen
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    IT WAS DIFFICULT to have ambitions while growing up as a stateless ethnic Karen refugee in a camp on the Thailand­ Burma border. Long before refugee resettlement abroad was a possibility and Burma had a quasi-civilian government, Naw Noreen faced a future strewn with barriers.

    Today, she relishes the ever increasing freedoms and opportunities ahead of her as a radio journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB).

    "As a normal person you don't get a chance to talk to many kinds of people. But as reporters, we can talk to anyone, from ordinary people experiencing problems to the president," she said.

  • Myint Kyaw: “We Need to Build a Culture of Ethics”

    Myint Kyaw
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    TEN YEARS AFTER attending his first basic journalism course with Internews, Myint Kyaw is now himself teaching the topic at a rural community paper start-up that’s just had a ‘baptism of fire’. After refusing to drop a sensitive story after pressure from an upset hospital official, the editorial board instead offered the official the chance to tell her side of the story. So pleased was the official at the fairness of the paper that she ended up joining its board.