In the News

In the News captures articles, publications, and blog posts by sources outside of Internews.

  • The Amazon Is Burning

    Business Insider
    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    (InfoAmazonia, a project of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, is featured in this article from Business Insider.)

    "Save the rain forest" is a mantra we've all grown up with, and for good reason.

    About 17% of the Amazon rain forest has been lost in the last 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund. While the annual rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years, cattle ranching and other forms of agriculture remain serious threats to the rain forest.

  • Accountability after Haiyan

    IRIN
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    (Stijn Aelbers, who was project director for Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines, was interviewed for this article from IRIN News.)

    LONDON, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations.

    The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator.

  • Wired in a Cyber Wasteland

    The Ventured Life
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    (This article from The Ventured Life discusses the technology revolution occurring in Myanmar, including the country’s first hackathon developing tech solutions for social problems, which was supported by Internews. David Madden, Internews Strategy Advisor, is quoted in the article. Madden led the launch of the Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Greenhouse, a project supported by Internews, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Media Dangers in Global Conflict Zones

    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO, was interviewed on "Smart Women, Smart Power" - a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

    Host Nina Easton interviewed Bourgault about media and information in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. Although around the world the situation for journalists and press freedom has seen setbacks, Bourgault expressed optimism about the future.

  • Afghan Journalists Take Temperature of the Nation with Health Data Journalism thanks to Infogr.am Ambassador Eva Constantaras

    .org
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    (Internews' data journalism training in Afghanistan is covered in this post from infogr.am. Eva Constantaras is Internews' Data Journalism Advisor.)

    Journalists in Afghanistan are faced with the task of tracking the new administration's pledges to improve the health of the country's citizens. But before they can do that, they need to understand the state of healthcare in the country today.