Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Tragedy and farce. Those are the two general impressions conveyed by much of the world’s media regarding the global negotiations taking place here this week, which harken back to the historical treaty talks held 20 years ago in the same city. Read more »
In a country where only 9 percent of the population has access to the Internet and more than half never uses a television, it's critical for journalists and organizations supporting the media to understand how people get news and other information. As part of its efforts to support independent journalism in Afghanistan, Internews mapped the results of a recent media research survey to tell the story of where people tune in for news. Read more »
WEST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA—Alim, the chief of news for Ruai TV, remembers when the area didn’t have a privately operated station to serve as a voice for the province’s indigenous people; it didn’t have the infrastructure to support one. Read more »
A sturdy wheelchair specially designed for emergency situations; a network of local radio stations providing real-time mapping of developing crises; a compendium of ideas for getting better accountability in remotely managed programmes - they are all original ideas and all have been funded from a special pot of money created to foster new thinking in humanitarian practice. Read more »
On April 26, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Asia Program hosted a panel on environmental journalism in Asia, in collaboration with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.
The Internews-sponsored project infoasaid is covered in this post by Jason Cone, Communications Director at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), on the blog of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University.Read more »
On a dry afternoon in 2008 Arthur Zoungagde aka The Genius, a native of the small town of Obo in the Southeastern tip of Central African Republic (CAR), found a microphone on the ground. He picked it up, brushed off the dust and instinctively spoke into it. To his surprise, he heard his own voice a few meters away coming out of an abandoned radio receiver. Read more »