• Telling the Story of the Environment in Asia

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    From water shortages in Nepal and China to floods in South Asia, climate change and other environmental issues are having a dramatic effect on Asia’s most vulnerable populations.

  • News That Moves - Mediterranean Rumor Tracker

    Cover: Med Rumor Tracker
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    The Mediterranean rumor tracker is a project that collects all of the rumors among refugees passing through Europe. By identifying misinformation and hearsay and responding to it with relevant, factual information, NewsThatMoves aims to keep the refugee population at the forefront of our communication response.

    The rumor tracker is a project of Internews, Translators without Borders and Action Aid. 

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  • Rice for Radio

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    In some rural communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is no advertising market. To make ends meet, at least two radio stations are exploring creative funding models, including milling rice and renting event equipment. Their innovative business models, launched with small grants, are helping make media sustainable.

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  • In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives

    World Economic Forum
    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    (Internews' work providing information to people in crises is cited in this article from the World Economic Forum.)

    After every crisis, the humanitarian community asks itself: “What have we learned? What could we have done more efficiently and effectively?” These are critical questions that, hopefully, allow each successive response to save more lives and help communities recover more quickly.

  • Dreaming Big in Sri Lanka’s Emerging Tech Community

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    In Sri Lanka’s emerging tech community, there are many entrepreneurs who have a genuine wish to do well and do good and contribute to opening up sources of information beyond the traditional media outlets. Vimukthi Liyanage had the drive and skills to develop a news app but teaming up with Code4Good provided the key ingredients he needed to polish and launch his product.

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  • For refugees stuck in Greece, no news is bad news

    Christian Science Monitor
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Abdul Rahman Al Habab sits cross-legged in his family’s tiny corner of a large tent and pores over his prized phone. Every few days the father of three from Deir Azzour, Syria, turns on the Internet and checks in with his brothers, now in Germany and Sweden.

  • Solar Power Lights up Mayardit FM

    Solar panels above a patch of bare dirt
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Mayardit FM, an Internews supported community radio station in Turalei, Warrap State, has long struggled with inconsistent power.

    “I heard they were out of power for three days, so I came straight here,” says Internews Electrical Engineer Issa Kassimu. He concluded that the station’s generator had to be replaced, and so did the backup batteries, which were depleted from repeated insufficient charging during the day.