• Media Law Moot Courts for Afghan Law Students: From Herat, to Cairo, to Oxford

    3 law students, 2 men and 1 woman sit at a table.
    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Law students from Herat University in Afghanistan are the reigning Media Law Moot Court champions of the Middle East. Now, their sights are set on the global competition in Oxford, England.

    In preparation for the Middle East round of the Media Law Moot Court, the Herat University team spent months preparing their written and oral arguments. Their hard work paid off. Not only did the team win the competition, they won best memorial and best speaker.

  • Rolling in It

    On the Media
    Friday, April 8, 2016

    For its in-depth story on the Panama Papers – Rolling in It – WNYC’s On the Media interviewed Nataliya Gumenyuk, a Ukrainian reporter and co-founder of Hromadske TV, an independent online source of news supported by Internews.

    The Panama Papers revealed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may have used an offshore firm to stash assets and avoid taxes. The fact that the story is being discussed everywhere in Ukraine, Gumenyuk noted that this shows that Ukraine has entered a new era.

  • Live, this is Abyei Today!

    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Internews focuses on filling gaps in coverage of vital issues to drive local change. In Abyei, a disputed region between Sudan and South Sudan where conflict is the status quo, a radio program called Abyei Today has solidly built a reputation as the most trusted source of information and news among its listeners. 
     
    For nearly three years the program was a pre-packaged, pre-recorded magazine show of news stories and features reflecting the people and circumstances of Abyei. Now, to the delight of the staff and listeners, the program has gone live.
     
  • Live, this is Abyei Today!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    “Welcome, Listeners, to Abyei Today!” Rose Monjtoch announces in Arabic as she fires up the program’s signature music.

  • Amina Azimi — Raising the Voices of the Disabled in Afghanistan

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Internews works to include the voices of historically disadvantaged groups such as women, ethnic or religious minorities, and LGBT people.
     
    Amina Azimi was a young girl when she lost her right leg from a rocket propelled grenade that landed near her home in Kabul. Now she works supporting and empowering women with disabilities in Afghanistan and neighboring countries.
     
    Before that, with two other disabled journalists, Amina produced a radio program in Afghanistan for people with disabilities, providing crucial information and advocating for their human rights. 
     
  • Building an Open Data Ecosystem for Air Quality Monitoring

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Air pollution is one of most acute health problems of our times. Although invisible, small particles -- 2.5 microns in diameter -- are today understood to be the fourth highest risk factor for death globally.  A deadly cause of respiratory disease all over the world, it is estimated to cause 2.9 million deaths per year, 64% of those in Asia, where rapid development has led to increased exposure to particulate matter air pollution.

  • Apply now for EJN media fellowships to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Deadline for sending applications - April 30th - 11:59 pm EDT 

    The Earth Journalism Network in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.

    We also particularly welcome applicants from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.