(On an episode of the BBC radio program From Our Own Correspondent called "Planes, Tanks and Teaspoons," former BBC correspondent Mark Doyle describes his experience training journalists with Internews in South Sudan.)
(This article in the Khmer Times is a re-print of a Medium article by Internews about harassment of women journalists in Sri Lanka.)
The year 2012 was still a dangerous time to be a journalist in Sri Lanka. The 27-year civil war ended in May 2009, but the president who oversaw the final stages of the war, Mahinda Rajapaksa, continued to rule over this island nation of 21 million with an iron hand.
Juba is the newest capital city in the world and the first edition of the Juba Film Festival, taking place from July 4 to 7 on the eve of South Sudan’s fifth independence anniversary, is changing perspectives and documenting transformation in the country.
(Internews' project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is covered in this article from Impact.)
Impact : Karim Bénard-Dendé, vous êtes actuellement en charge d’Internews en République démocratique du Congo, mais ce n’est pas votre premier séjour à Kinshasa. Depuis quand travaillez-vous sur les questions relatives aux médias congolais ?
After every crisis, the humanitarian community asks itself: “What have we learned? What could we have done more efficiently and effectively?” These are critical questions that, hopefully, allow each successive response to save more lives and help communities recover more quickly.
Abdul Rahman Al Habab sits cross-legged in his family’s tiny corner of a large tent and pores over his prized phone. Every few days the father of three from Deir Azzour, Syria, turns on the Internet and checks in with his brothers, now in Germany and Sweden.