• Internews President Participates in a Discussion on How Media, Connectivity, and an Open Internet are Changing the World

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Internews President Jeanne Bourgault took part in a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on the power of media, connectivity, and the internet in promoting global advancement. The panel was moderated by Daniel Runde, CSIS William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and also included Carlos Pascual, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Ukraine and Masood Farivar, Chief of Afghanistan Service for Voice of America.

  • Giving Tuesday - Information is a Human Right

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    I joined Internews' board of directors this past year because I believe that a free press and access to information are the keys to building stable democracies over time. Accessing high quality information – whether through radio or the internet -- can play a catalytic role in communities' growth and progress.

  • Juba Inside & Out: Capturing History through Photography in South Sudan

    A group of girls in the water with just their heads out
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    "As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country," said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State. "It was so powerful that I just kept on taking photographs, and I will keep on taking photographs." Simon was reflecting on a week of documentary photography training with National Geographic photographers, as part of the Juba Photo Camp for young students in South Sudan, conducted in conjunction with the Internews.

    Watch a video of the South Sudan photo camp:

  • Open mapping for development

    Sci Dev Net
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (Willie Schubert, Senior Program Coordinator for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, is interviewed in this SciDevNet podcast on mapping for international Development.)

    In this month's programme, we discover how technology is turning mapping into a powerful tool for supporting development and tackling humanitarian crises.

  • HIV: Tracking the Story of Our Time

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (This story recalling the HIV epidemic and its coverage in the media in Kenya comes from our Internews staff in Kenya.)

    Some of us have never known a world without HIV. Some of us remember the shockwaves of dread, the frenzy to try to fathom it, the shudders and whispers of shame.

    It is the media that brought HIV into our homes – 30 years ago. It was called "slim disease," because of the dramatic weight loss. And the images of skeletal human frames confirmed it was something to best run away from.

  • World AIDS Day 2014 - Marking 30 Years of HIV in Kenya

    Monday, December 1, 2014
      Rose Nyala with children

    Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

  • Internews COO Reflects on Travel and Family

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    In a video produced by The New York Times, Internews COO David Creekmore and his two young daughters reflect on their experiences traveling the globe together, and on committing to the spirit of openness that David’s late wife, Trisha Creekmore, inspired through their family travel adventures.

    “I’m always proud of our incredible staff,” said Jeanne Bourgault, President of Internews. “I’m personally so touched by this video, and what it says about family and the important things in life. I’m glad that as part of David’s Internews family, we can share some of what makes our team so special with the world.”