When disaster hits, information saves lives. Internews is currently responding to two major crises: the acute information needs of Syrian refugees and the utter destruction of communications in the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan. We need your help.
Like many of you, I watched the news from the Philippines over the weekend with great distress as a terrible disaster unfolded. In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, information is scarce. Confusion and desperation are evident amongst the survivors interviewed just in the Tacloban area.
One woman told a reporter, “I survived the storm but now I wonder if I can survive this….”Read more »
From the Arab Spring to Afghanistan, the media takes center stage in Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy, a new book reflecting decades of experience at the frontlines of social change, from the perspective of independent journalists and activists working to revolutionize information. This is the first book to recount the story of the media activists who helped transform contemporary history with consequences that will continue to reverberate into our future. Read more »
Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia. Read more »
“Data-driven journalism is opening windows onto previously dark corners and giving people the information they need to understand and take action on the issues they care about. If journalism is to remain relevant and viable, its practitioners would do well to explore and expand the use of new data technologies while keeping this fundamental goal in mind.” Read more »
To celebrate Internews’ 30th anniversary in May of last year, we launched InternewsNext, an initiative to highlight 30 innovative media projects around the world that are led by journalists, bloggers, and developers ages 30 and under. Read more »
Today, May 3, we mark the twentieth annual World Press Freedom Day, a time to review the state of press freedom around the globe and honor the journalists who have died doing their jobs. We also note that the challenges media workers face have evolved considerably since this day was established two decades ago. Read more »