In times of crisis, it helps people find food, water, shelter − the things they need to stay alive. It connects individuals and communities ... fosters political stability ... stimulates economic growth ... and strengthens civil society.
During the recent Presidential elections, it seemed you could hardly read a news website, update your Facebook account or turn on the television without encountering articles, ads, or opinion pieces covering the latest political developments. Read more »
Same-sex relations are illegal in most countries in Africa.
Early next year in Uganda, the parliament will vote on an Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has the enthusiastic support of the parliament's speaker. Since the bill was introduced in 2009, the frequency with which Ugandans now talk or hear about homosexuality has dramatically increased. However, discussion of gay rights in the media is prohibited by the Electronic Media Act, which prohibits any broadcasting that violates public morality. Read more »
In this excerpted interview conducted at Ohio University, Ernest Waititu, program director of health and digital media at Internews in Kenya, talks about how journalism is changing and how reporters can adapt to the new journalism environment by using long-form and data storytelling and integrating them with citizen media.
Twenty-five teams of mostly undergraduate students from law schools in five South Asian countries participated in a moot court competition involving freedom of expression, as part of the South Asia Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
Hosted by the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU) and supported in part by Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, the competition took place over four days in November. Read more »
What’s the first thing you do when a disaster strikes? A massive storm ... an oil spill ... a terrorist attack? If you live in the United States, like me, you probably immediately rush to the web, your mobile phone, radio, or TV to find out what’s happening and what you should do.
But imagine not having those tools − or any way to get information at all. That’s what life is like in many parts of the world, and why your support for Internews is so important. Read more »
A media content analysis and assessment recently conducted by AVAC and USAID in seven East and Southern African countries shows high quality health journalism can catalyze positive change. The assessment was done in countries where Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services are being scaled up for HIV prevention. Among the seven countries, Kenya – often lauded as the success story in scaling up VMMC – stood out for its high marks on media coverage of VMMC. Read more »