On International Women's Day, March 8, Internews celebrates the courageous women in media who challenge stereotypes and who work under sometimes very difficult conditions to bring news and information to their communities and protect women online.
Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.
The rise of the internet and social media brings with it new platforms for freedom of expression. While the upside is clear, Internews president Jeanne Bourgault explores how women in many countries are being driven away from the online space because of harassment and threats of violence with this profile of Colombian lawyer Carolina Botero Cabrera.
Internews supports citizen engagement in media to connect and empower communities. For World Radio Day, February 13, we celebrate a radio program from South Sudan, one of the most difficult countries for journalists.
In Mahad, an informal settlement of nearly 3,000 displaced South Sudanese, a young woman—Riak Akech—carries an audio recorder with her every day to record messages from residents for lost family members.
In this article from Devex, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault and IREX CEO Kristin Lord argue that strengthening independent media and access to trustworthy information is one of the most important conditions for enabling all other development activities to succeed.
Self-censorship is as big of a problem for journalists in many countries where we work as what we traditionally think of as overt, imposed censorship. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalists' freedom has come under attack in the period leading up to the presidential elections. In an interview, Tshivis Tshivuadi, General Secretary of Journaliste en Danger—Journalists in Danger—provides insight into the situation.
Chime for Change, a global platform for supporting women’s voices, invited us to contribute two videos about remarkable women we work with who are courageously working in media in very difficult situations – Myanmar, South Sudan and Ukraine.
When the world consumes media – online or traditional – only 10% of all stories they see, hear or read feature women.
We believe that women's inclusion and participation in media and information is critical to helping our daughters see the range of their possibilities in life.
To many observers South Sudan might seem like a strange place for a technology event. The four-year-old nation is one of the least developed on earth and, since 2013, an ongoing civil war has brought with it economic chaos, widespread displacement of people, and increased food insecurity.
In South Sudan, “innovating” would perhaps seem to be less of a priority than simply surviving the many challenges faced daily. In times of crisis, however, the two are often linked. And the focus of the recent #PeaceHackCamp was firmly on finding new, creative, South Sudanese solutions to South Sudan’s problems.