In the News

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

  • TV-program: The Ever Closer Ties between Journalists and NGOs

    AlJazeera - The Listening Post
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    “What is potentially concerning about the increasing trend of international journalists being embedded with INGOs is that in many cases the same resources which are directed at working with local media and communication with the communities are also directed at chaperoning and handling the international journalists. So my main worry is that we would see a backslide in the progress that has been made in getting lifesaving information out to the communities affected by disasters.”

  • National Geographic trains youths to use a camera as cultural passport

    PBS
    Friday, February 6, 2015

    (A photo camp in South Sudan that Internews conducted with National Geographic is covered in this video from PBS.)

    For 10 years, National Geographic has been training young people around the world to use a camera as a tool for peace. The NewsHour’s Anne Davenport talks to a couple of aspiring photographers from South Sudan about bringing the stories of their community to the wider world.

  • 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.)