• An Opportunity to Raise an Important Issue with US Secretary of State John Kerry

    John Kerry sits across the desk from an Eye Radio reporter
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Nichola Dominic Mandil Ukeil, Special Editor for Peace and Reconciliation for Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, reflects on his opportunity to interview US Secretary of State John Kerry during his trip to South Sudan in May. Eye Radio is supported by Internews.

    Interviewing the U.S Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, was a big morale boost for me as a journalist, and has empowered me to do my work better than ever. It was the biggest interview I have ever conducted.

  • 7 lessons to learn about Internet connectivity

    devex: Do Good, Do It Well
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (Internews' women's initiative is cited in this article from Devex about Internet connectivity.)

    Despite the excitement around efforts to connect the next billion people to Internet access, many foreign aid professionals still miss opportunities for innovation.

  • Information is Aid

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives. 

    In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information. 

  • Information is Aid

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is the first in a series of posts about addressing the information needs of migrants and refugees.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act: Part 2

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

    "I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."

  • “Action!” - South Sudan’s Film Industry Takes Off

    A reporter holds a mic up to Simon Bingo.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    “This is the beginning,” says filmmaker Simon Bingo. “The beginning of something big.” And a beginning it is. The first ever South Sudan film industry conference has just been held in Juba. Bringing together filmmakers and media professionals from a diverse group of companies and organizations, the event was focused on cooperation and mapping out an agenda for a small but determined creative industry.