• “We were all Slaves”

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    An investigative report by Burmese journalist Swe Win has revealed that abuses and exploitation are rife in Myanmar’s prison labor camps. Interviews with ex-prisoners and former prison officials document that convicts are forced to pay bribes or perform backbreaking manual labor, sometimes resulting in death. 

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  • New Mixed Migration Platform launched in MENA

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan — On Monday, seven NGOs launched a mixed migration platform to deliver research, analysis and policy recommendations for a better understanding of mixed migration patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and enhance the protection of, and information available to, people on the move.

    The Mixed Migration Platform (MMP), funded by the UK and Switzerland, aims to provide quality information and protection-sensitive analysis to improve decision-making, both for people on the move through the Middle East and Europe, as well as host governments and humanitarian organisations who are involved in the response.

  • Bubbles, Bars and Pictographs: Understanding data and visual literacy in Kenya

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences of print news. Bar charts, on the other hand, are generally considered more credible and “scientific.” But if you want interest and inferences drawn from the news you’re conveying, then the best ones to use are pictorial infographics.

  • Bubbles, Bars and Pictographs

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    A study conducted by Internews provided deeper insight into how Kenya’s news audiences perceive and understand the graphic images used to tell data-driven stories in the media. Bubble charts have little to no traction with Kenyan audiences; bar charts are generally considered more credible and “scientific;” but the best ones to use for conveying information are pictorial infographics.

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  • “Have they forgotten we exist?”

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Refugees in Greece were able to tell the world about their lives, their history, their reality, and their hopes through six storytelling multimedia workshops in locations throughout Greece. These images can serve as a common language – connecting refugees to a wider world.

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    (Banner photo by Amjad Issa, Veria camp)

  • Combatting Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    They noticed the signboard as soon as they arrived at the village of Kone Thar. The message seemed clear enough: “No Muslims allowed in this village!”

  • Combatting Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Journalism trainers, Hsu Hsu and Hein, went to Kone Thar in Myanmar to lead a “Safe Online Space” training organized by Myanmar ICT for Development Organization. When they spoke about how social media can either be used to mobilize communities for peace, or to stir up conflicts through dangerous speech and spreading online rumors, it triggered an open conversation. 

  • Internews Radio Assessment After Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Internews sent a technical team out to the most affected areas to assess the damage caused by the hurricane.

    Internews has a longstanding relationship with local media on the island and believes they have a crucial role to play during and after a humanitarian crisis. In a country where over 70% of the population tunes in daily to radio, local media outlets are essential to rebuild communities, provide life-saving information and allow people to voice their concerns and facilitate the conversation between everyone involved in the recovery of Haiti.