• Bringing Local Journalists to Lima to Cover Climate Change Negotiations

    A group of men walks in front of a building
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Thousands of climate negotiators, activists and journalists are gathered in Lima, the capital of Peru, from December 1-12 to discuss the challenges for a new global agreement to halt global warming. The 20th UN Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the Convention on Climate Change is considered key moment to build trust and draft text on the way to Paris 2015, when the goal is to achieve a universal agreement on climate.

  • Something Different: Family, Travel and Internews’ COO

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    At Internews, I'm always proud of our incredible staff. I'm proud of the work they do, of course, but also proud of the people they are. Today's email is different than our usual news, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share a personal story from someone very important to all of us at Internews, our COO David Creekmore.

  • Future Earth: An Experiment in Global Change Research

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Future Earth, a global platform for international research on environmental change and sustainable development, supports research that is interdisciplinary, "co-designed" with other stakeholders, and oriented toward solutions that will bring about sustainability. It has just launched its Strategic Research Agenda and invited the director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network to sit on its Engagement Committee, which met last week in Buenos Aires alongside its Science Committee to plan its future program.

  • Liberia: Using Drama to Fight Ebola

    Four young people seated in a group perform a drama
    Monday, December 8, 2014

    The number of cases of Ebola is declining or stabilizing in Liberia according to the World Health Organization.  Even though new cases are still being reported, there is a misconception among some Liberians that Liberia is Ebola free and that they no longer need to take preventive measures.

    Community Action Against Ebola (CAAEB), a community organization supported financially by Internews, is trying to fight misinformation by educating citizens about the continuing need to take precautions against Ebola.

  • Internews President Participates in a Discussion on How Media, Connectivity, and an Open Internet are Changing the World

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Internews President Jeanne Bourgault took part in a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on the power of media, connectivity, and the internet in promoting global advancement. The panel was moderated by Daniel Runde, CSIS William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and also included Carlos Pascual, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Ukraine and Masood Farivar, Chief of Afghanistan Service for Voice of America.

  • Juba Inside & Out: Capturing History through Photography in South Sudan

    A group of girls in the water with just their heads out
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    "As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country," said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State. "It was so powerful that I just kept on taking photographs, and I will keep on taking photographs." Simon was reflecting on a week of documentary photography training with National Geographic photographers, as part of the Juba Photo Camp for young students in South Sudan, conducted in conjunction with the Internews.

    Watch a video of the South Sudan photo camp: