Increased participation by women in the media can lead to improvements in healthcare awareness, prevention of sexual- and gender-based violence, and an increase in job skills and civil society engagement. On International Women’s Day 2013, Internews honors women in media around the world who work tirelessly and sometimes risk their lives to inform their local communities.
Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) creates a strong foundation for environmental journalism around the world by training local journalists, establishing journalism networks and facilitating partnerships. These goals were boosted recently with a major new partnership between EJN and the University of California at Berkeley to train environmental journalists. With evolving change in Burma, the effects of working with local journalists to report on environmental concerns became evident.
In times of crisis, it helps people find food, water, shelter − the things they need to stay alive. It connects individuals and communities ... fosters political stability ... stimulates economic growth ... and strengthens civil society.
During the recent Presidential elections, it seemed you could hardly read a news website, update your Facebook account or turn on the television without encountering articles, ads, or opinion pieces covering the latest political developments.
Imagine for a moment though, what this election would have been like without a strong media presence − without free and open access to internet, television, radio or newspapers. Where would you seek out information about a candidate’s policy position, plan of action, and values? How would you know which candidates best support your interests?
What’s the first thing you do when a disaster strikes? A massive storm ... an oil spill ... a terrorist attack? If you live in the United States, like me, you probably immediately rush to the web, your mobile phone, radio, or TV to find out what’s happening and what you should do.
But imagine not having those tools − or any way to get information at all. That’s what life is like in many parts of the world, and why your support for Internews is so important.
December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a time for the world to take stock of the achievements and ongoing challenges in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Internews believes that information is one of the most powerful tools in tackling any health challenge. Journalists, health workers, and government officials in Kenya, where Internews has been active in prioritizing clear, accurate, and accessible information around HIV and AIDS for nearly a decade, agree:
As the world prepares for the latest round of UN-sponsored climate negotiations in Doha, November 26 - December 7, journalists from the Middle East and Africa are receiving support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network to report from COP18. Through their reporting, vulnerable communities affected by climate change will have a greater voice at the table.
Internews has designed and procured 5 different types of Emergency Media Standby Kits to ensure humanitarian communication teams and local media partners have the right equipment on hand to rapidly set up an emergency newsroom and be able to broadcast when critical infrastructure is down.
Internews' humanitarian communication teams can deploy within 72-hours of a disaster to assess and assist local media organizations and help humanitarian responders understand and address the information and communication needs of disaster-affected communities.