• Internews: Les médias congolais en mutation

    France RDC Impact
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    (Internews' project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is covered in this article from Impact.)

    Impact : Karim Bénard-Dendé, vous êtes actuellement en charge d’Internews en République démocratique du Congo, mais ce n’est pas votre premier séjour à Kinshasa. Depuis quand travaillez-vous sur les questions relatives aux médias congolais ?

  • “We Have Come to the Radio for Everyone to Hear”

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    MALUALKON, SOUTH SUDAN — Despite the 40 kilometer (24 mile) distance and a raging dust storm that elicited safety warnings from authorities, a group of 64 resolute women marched towards Nhomlaau FM, their community radio station.

  • Stories of Hope from South Sudan

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    From an audio program delivered on the back of a quad bike to a community radio station serving the needs of displaced South Sudanese, Internews is providing programs that enable people in South Sudan to get the information they need and voice their concerns.

    Learn more from these powerful videos:

    Internews' mobile radio program, Boda Boda Talk Talk

    Mingkaman FM Radio provides lifesaving information

  • Local Media + Local Voices Generate Much-Needed Relief

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    In a small village in South Sudan, there was little food and water. Desperate to find help, sixty-four women villagers walked 40 km to reach their community radio station and plead for help on the air. The authorities heard and responded with relief supplies.

    “We have come to the radio for everyone to hear.”

    Read more

  • Where Rumors Can Kill

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    In an article in Foreign Policy, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault writes that for refugees making their way to Europe, information is a matter of life and death. Through two-way communication, Internews is to beginning to return dignity to the affected population through information — free of rumor, lies or agenda — so people can find their own way forward. 

    Read the article

  • South Sudan's Boda Boda Talk Talk (video)

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Internews in South Sudan has developed an innovative recorded audio program to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced at four of the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites across South Sudan following the conflict that broke out in the country in mid-December 2013.

    The service utilizes a quad bike that moves around the site playing the programs in dedicated public spaces, at “Listening Stops,” through speakers that are bolted to the bike. 

    Watch a video about Boda Boda Talk Talk:

  • This Radio Station Is Trying To Heal One Of The Most War-Torn Parts Of Africa

    The World Post
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    (Internews' radio project in the Central African Republic is covered in this article from The World Post/Huffington Post.)

    There is a river that runs through Bambari, one of the largest cities in the Central African Republic. The city’s Muslim community lives on one side of the river. The Christians reside on the other. 

    The river is called Ouaka, and it has morphed from the life source of the fishing and farming community to a bitter dividing line.