• Juba Inside & Out: Capturing History through Photography in South Sudan

    A group of girls in the water with just their heads out
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    "As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country," said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State. "It was so powerful that I just kept on taking photographs, and I will keep on taking photographs." Simon was reflecting on a week of documentary photography training with National Geographic photographers, as part of the Juba Photo Camp for young students in South Sudan, conducted in conjunction with the Internews.

    Watch a video of the South Sudan photo camp:

  • Open mapping for development

    Sci Dev Net
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (Willie Schubert, Senior Program Coordinator for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, is interviewed in this SciDevNet podcast on mapping for international Development.)

    In this month's programme, we discover how technology is turning mapping into a powerful tool for supporting development and tackling humanitarian crises.

  • HIV: Tracking the Story of Our Time

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (This story recalling the HIV epidemic and its coverage in the media in Kenya comes from our Internews staff in Kenya.)

    Some of us have never known a world without HIV. Some of us remember the shockwaves of dread, the frenzy to try to fathom it, the shudders and whispers of shame.

    It is the media that brought HIV into our homes – 30 years ago. It was called "slim disease," because of the dramatic weight loss. And the images of skeletal human frames confirmed it was something to best run away from.

  • World AIDS Day 2014 - Marking 30 Years of HIV in Kenya

    Monday, December 1, 2014
      Rose Nyala with children

    Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

  • Internews COO Reflects on Travel and Family

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    In a video produced by The New York Times, Internews COO David Creekmore and his two young daughters reflect on their experiences traveling the globe together, and on committing to the spirit of openness that David’s late wife, Trisha Creekmore, inspired through their family travel adventures.

    “I’m always proud of our incredible staff,” said Jeanne Bourgault, President of Internews. “I’m personally so touched by this video, and what it says about family and the important things in life. I’m glad that as part of David’s Internews family, we can share some of what makes our team so special with the world.”

  • Reimagining news from the ground up

    Medium: Everyone's stories and ideas
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    (Internews' Listening Post project in New Orleans is cited in this article by Andrew Haeg from Medium about new forms of journalism.)

    Unrevealed truths smolder. Inevitably, they force themselves to the surface. Consider Ferguson. A molten core of racial tension can't be suppressed forever.

  • Internews Partner Shares Young Afghans’ Hopes and Concerns with President Ghani

    A group of people stand on either side of Ghani
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Greater educational opportunities, job creation, and an independent governmental entity focused on youth issues: those were among the top concerns Basir Bita, representing young Afghans across the country, relayed to new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an October 5 briefing about the new government's agenda for youth and civil society engagement.