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Stella Paul, an environmental journalist from India, is part of a contingent of 40 journalists, journalism fellows and senior journalism mentors from around the world attending the Paris Climate Talks with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN).
While corporations and governments struggle to keep up with hacks and cybercrime, they do have resources and teams devoted to the battle.
But smaller, much more vulnerable victims of attacks, such as non-profit organizations around the world, are also targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring for protecting their systems.
Over the past two years, Internews has developed SAFETAG™ (Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups) to address this challenge and help non-profits protect their valuable data and keep their staff safer.
Forced marriage is illegal in South Sudan. There are laws protecting children and a law that clearly spells out the legal age of marriage. It is 18. Still, forced marriage takes place. According to the International Center for Research on Women, in South Sudan 52% of girls are married before the age of 18.
Mingkaman FM, a community radio station in South Sudan supported by Internews, addressed this critical issue in a call-in radio discussion.
A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives.
In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information.
In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans.
"I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."
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An article from BuzzFeed features The Listening Post, a community media project in New Orleans created by reporter Jesse Hardman in partnership with Internews, GroundSource, and WWNO.
Ten years after Hurrican Katrina caused severe destruction and deaths along the Gulf coast, especially in New Orleans, five survivors talk to The Listening Post about how they made it through the storm.