• South Sudan: Violence Fuels Humanitarian Crisis

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.

  • In Memory of Pavel Sheremet

    Pavel Sheremet
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    We join the international community in shock, anger and sadness at the loss of Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv on July 20th in a car bombing. Pavel represented the very best of journalism – dogged, unyielding and passionate. A full and independent investigation must be carried out to ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.

  • In Memory of John Gatluak Manguet Nhial

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “Being a journalist in South Sudan is risking one’s life,” John Gatluak Manguet Nhial said to us last year. “But I have dedicated myself to serving my community through radio as a watchdog, informing them about what the politicians are doing once the citizens elect them to power.”

    John was killed in the late afternoon of July 11, 2016, during the recent violence that erupted in Juba, South Sudan. He was 32 years old.

  • Internews & Souktel Launch Digital Platform to Boost Community-Led Palestinian Media

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    (Internews' partnership with Souktel on a digital platform project is described in this article from Souktel.)

    From New York to New Delhi, local media outlets wield tremendous power. They have the potential to bring communities together, by reporting on key issues that unite citizens across political and social spectrums. But they can also polarize and divide audiences, undermining local cohesion. 

  • Protecting High-Risk Tech Users: A Movement for Usability

    Friday, July 8, 2016

    Human rights defenders need secure tools to document and report human rights violations. USABLE, a project designed to connect high-risk users of digital security and communications tools with developers, works to make those tools more open, accessible, and customizable.

    “Tools made with accessibility in mind are not necessarily made with security in mind, and vice versa, which is why building connections between users and developers is so vital.”