• Where Rumors Can Kill

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    In an article in Foreign Policy, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault writes that for refugees making their way to Europe, information is a matter of life and death. Through two-way communication, Internews is to beginning to return dignity to the affected population through information — free of rumor, lies or agenda — so people can find their own way forward. 

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  • South Sudan's Boda Boda Talk Talk (video)

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Internews in South Sudan has developed an innovative recorded audio program to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced at four of the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites across South Sudan following the conflict that broke out in the country in mid-December 2013.

    The service utilizes a quad bike that moves around the site playing the programs in dedicated public spaces, at “Listening Stops,” through speakers that are bolted to the bike. 

    Watch a video about Boda Boda Talk Talk:

  • This Radio Station Is Trying To Heal One Of The Most War-Torn Parts Of Africa

    The World Post
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    (Internews' radio project in the Central African Republic is covered in this article from The World Post/Huffington Post.)

    There is a river that runs through Bambari, one of the largest cities in the Central African Republic. The city’s Muslim community lives on one side of the river. The Christians reside on the other. 

    The river is called Ouaka, and it has morphed from the life source of the fishing and farming community to a bitter dividing line.

  • Eye Radio in South Sudan (video)

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Eye Radio is a station in Juba, South Sudan managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews. It is where South Sudanese listeners can tune in seven days a week, 24 hours a day and hear local, national and international news and sports, with in-depth focus on a wide range of issues related to the development of South Sudan.

    Watch a video about Eye Radio

  • Telling the Story of the Environment in Asia

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    From water shortages in Nepal and China to floods in South Asia, climate change and other environmental issues are having a dramatic effect on Asia’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Rice for Radio

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    In some rural communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is no advertising market. To make ends meet, at least two radio stations are exploring creative funding models, including milling rice and renting event equipment. Their innovative business models, launched with small grants, are helping make media sustainable.

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  • In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives

    World Economic Forum
    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    (Internews' work providing information to people in crises is cited in this article from the World Economic Forum.)

    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.