• Mediated Information

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In a beauty parlor in the Macroyan area of Afghanistan, women gather to have their makeup done. Among the few public places in Afghanistan that are exclusively for women, the women watch beauty tips from Indian programming on TV, and surf Facebook for fashion pages.

  • Mediated Information

    Friday, September 2, 2016
    In a recent study of media use in three areas of Afghanistan, a salon and madrassa were among limited spaces where women consumed information without interpretation or mediation from men. The study was commissioned by Internews and looked at the particular local “information ecosystems” of these communities — how both men and women access, consume, influence, trust, and share information.
     
  • From Weddings to Journalism – Using Drones to Report on Critical Issues in Sri Lanka

    One man holds a drone, another man operates the controls and two others look on.
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Kaushalye, a reporter for the Sinhala language newspaper Lankadeepa in Sri Lanka, had planned to purchase a drone to photograph weddings and other events. He had never heard about using drones for journalism until he attended a workshop in Mount Lavinia. Kaushalye’s interest was kindled – he said he found the rules and regulations and ethics components especially useful.

  • Boda Boda Talk Talk Going Strong!

    Two men stand under a tent
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Since July 11, 2016, when renewed violence broke out in South Sudan, many NGOs evacuated staff and curtailed programs. Internews evacuated all international staff, but has continued to support programming, uninterrupted, throughout.

    All of our radio stations throughout the country, and Humanitarian Information Services in the POCs, have broadcasted throughout the conflict up to date, with remote support from our team of trainers and project managers.

  • Don’t be Afraid to Ask

    Monday, August 29, 2016
    During the Ebola outbreak that hit Guinea between 2013 and 2015, Internews launched Ebola Chrono, a radio news program that covered prevention and treatment of Ebola. That program built on the success of its Ebola coverage to create a model for broader health reporting and provide information that listeners could use to make changes for the better in their lives.
     
  • Information Changes the Lives of Refugees and Humanitarian Workers

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    World Humanitarian Day on August 19 recognizes and honors the aid workers and volunteers working on the frontlines of crises who risk their lives in humanitarian service.

    More than 130 million people, including refugees and internally displaced people, around the world need humanitarian assistance to survive. A very important part of that assistance includes information that people can use to make decisions about their lives, including a feedback loop so that humanitarian aid workers know what kind of information the communities they serve are asking for and need.