• Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Daily FT - Be Empowered
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    (This article first appeared on Medium and was picked up by The FT, Sri Lanka's largest newspaper group.)

    Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana completed his formal education in the same year that the 26-year-long civil war in his country ended. Five years later, Tharindu reports for the most widely-circulated Sinhala paper in Sri Lanka, Lankadeepa. 

  • A New Resource for Addressing the Privacy and Safety Challenges of Mobile Networks

    cover: Compromised Connections
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    For individuals who use phones as their primary or only Internet-connected device, the growth of the mobile network has been empowering. A new report - "Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet" - recommends safety measures that can be quickly adopted - from device safety to data security - and points to resources that may be useful for people interested in following future developments.

  • Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Internews supports the production of quality content that effectively opens space for discussion and reflects the diversity of the community.

    In Sri Lanka, Internews’ Journalist Sprint program brings together young journalists of Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim backgrounds to work together, building understanding of each other’s culture and laying a foundation for much-needed healing and reconciliation in the wake of a 27-year civil war. 

  • First Afghan Women and Media Conference Held in Kabul

    A woman in the audience speaks into a microphone.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Raising the voice of women journalists, highlighting the status of women in the media in Afghanistan – the first Afghan Women and Media Conference was a significant event, providing a platform for women in the media to take up issues such as professional capacity and safety and security, and discuss ways to address them.

    The two-day conference was held March 5-6 in Kabul, bringing together 123 women and 44 men in the media from 31 provinces of Afghanistan.

  • 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.