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The deadly Ebola outbreak has so far claimed more than 2,200 lives. In a public health emergency like this one, people need reliable, trustworthy, and actionable information about the disease and how to prevent it.
Aaron Debah is a nurse in Ganta, Liberia – on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak. As well as serving as Executive Director of Community Action Against Ebola (CAAEB), Debah has also been producing radio shows on health issues for two years.
Josh Machleder, Internews Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and Asia Programs is traveling in Eurasia, visiting Internews projects and sending updates on the work of local media and civil society in-country.
When Anja Gengo, a third-year law student at the University of Sarajevo, saw the USAID-funded Internews project in Bosnia call for applicants to its Media Law Clinic and Moot Court, she didn't even know that media law existed. "It's something you don't even hear about," she said.
Even while Afghanistan’s contested presidential election dominated headlines, some Afghans had already been gearing up for the parliamentary elections tentatively scheduled for 2015.
To encourage local youth to discuss how next year’s election will impact their daily lives and communities, the Afghan Cultural House, with support from Internews, held its first mock parliamentary election last month, drawing the participation of 82 young men and women.
This is a critical moment for Myanmar. After decades shut off from the world, the country is finally opening up. Elections will be held in just 15 months, but the organizations that are vital to a democratic transition – civil society groups and independent media – face enormous challenges.
Fortunately, a whole new world of tools is becoming available. Myanmar is on the cusp of a connectivity revolution. Four telecommunication companies are racing to put a smartphone in the hands of Myanmar's 51 million people. The internet era is coming. This creates great opportunities for those pushing for social change.
Naga’ Wanas, a small village in the Droo area of Aswan, Egypt, is characterized by its hospitable agricultural community. However it is steeped in illiteracy and a lack of basic infrastructure. Most of the close-knit community members do not have a strong grasp of their rights under the newly passed Egyptian constitution.
Through Internews’ Egyptian Pulse project, women in Naga’ Wanas were taught how to apply for their national IDs and then use that document to obtain birth and marriage certificates. These documents can secure them legal rights under the new constitution.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 71 journalists have been killed in Syria and more than 80 kidnapped. Most of those have been killed for covering the war, and most of them were local. Only 11 were foreign reporters.