• New InfoAmazonia Report Draws Front Page Headlines in Brazil

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    A new study released by InfoAmazonia takes an in-depth look at the allocation of resources to combat deforestation by the Brazilian government between 2007 and 2014. The period covers the second term of President Lula da Silva and the first term of current President Dilma Rousseff and reveals a drop in investments in protecting the Amazon rainforest.

  • Ocean Stories – Exploring the Innovations That May Create a New Future for the World’s Oceans

    A woman reporter stands on the side of a boat.
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    If our planet were named appropriately, it wouldn’t be called “Earth,” but rather “Ocean.” After all, our planet’s surface – along with our weather, much of our food supply and global transport systems – is dominated by the oceans. And yet they are in a precarious state, with marine fisheries dwindling, some species being hunted to near extinction, coral reefs bleaching, the climate changing, refuse swirling, sea levels rising, pH falling and blooms of toxic algae proliferating.

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • Liberia - Newsletter for Humanitarian Responders

    Cover of weekly report
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    The Internews Newsletter for Humanitarian Responders in Liberia is created with the intent to support the work of Ebola responders in connecting with the local population and understanding their information needs. Internews welcomes feedback, comments and suggestions from all organizations receiving this newsletter and invites you to forward, share and re-post this newsletter as widely as possible.

    Current: Issue #5 - April 14, 2015

    This week's newsletter discusses the Ebola prevention measures taken at schools around Liberia and the post-Ebola concerns of citizens.

  • How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

    USAID: From the American People
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    (Internews' project helping Guinea's journalists report on Ebola is covered in this article from USAID.)

    Before coming to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, I worked as a TV news correspondent for more than 12 years. I covered everything from school shootings to presidential inaugurations and worked alongside some pretty incredible journalists.

  • Does data always make things better?

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    On my first trip to Kabul in April 2014, I flew over with a bunch of very purposeful people: election observers brandishing GPS-enabled monitoring devices, diplomats prepared for behind-the-scenes negotiations, CNN correspondents adjusting make-up and empathetic expressions and the remaining cast of characters expected to be on site for Afghanistan’s first democratic transition of power. And then there was me, with a data analysis primer, Google charts and some data.

  • Fighting fear with information

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    "I was talking with some reporters recently, and one of them told me about a university teacher who believed that Ebola wasn’t real. He washed his hands at the door just because he had to. And that’s an intellectual, thinking it’s not real. So traditional public relations messages have not worked." − Pierre Mignault, Ebola Chrono radio program manager

    To respond to misinformation about Ebola, Internews started Ebola Chrono, a radio program broadcast every weekday that acts as a forum for local people to share information and personal stories.