• Mingkaman’s Young Reporters Ease Hostility and Unite Youth on the Airwaves

    A young woman speaks into a microphone
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    “I would like to welcome my guests. It’s now time for the new Mingkaman Young Reporters program,” says 100 FM daytime host Deng Daniel Ngor.

    Four Mingkaman residents, out of a group of 12 youth trained on radio and photography by Internews, sat across the table from Ngor in the radio studio. The program highlights pressing issues in the community from the point of view of local youth and the “young at heart.” One such issue is the lack of educational opportunities.

  • Ban Ki-Moon Visits PoC, and Boda Boda Talk Talk is There!

    A group of people walk outside, including Ban Ki-Moon
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon paid a special visit to the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba in February as part of his official visit to South Sudan, where he met with the country’s leaders and appealed for peace.

    Speaking to a group of children at the Hope Primary School located inside the PoC, he recounted his own childhood growing up during the Korean War and challenged the leaders and development partners present to invest in education for children.

  • On World Radio Day, a South Sudanese Radio Station Celebrates its First Anniversary

    A woman helps adjust cultural cloths on 3 men
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    On February 16, more than 500 people came to celebrate the first year anniversary of Nile FM, a community radio station located at the heart of one of South Sudan’s conflict areas.

    “Nile FM has played an important role in promoting informed decisions on health, protection, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), and other pertinent issues of the PoC (protection of citizens) community,” said Ken Rogers, the Head of Office for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Malakal. “I urge Nile FM to continue this incredible service.”

  • Internews-trained Journalists Win Reporting Awards in Tanzania and Make an Impact in Local Communities

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Seven of the 84 journalists who were recognized at the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania 2015, were journalists who had been trained by Internews.

    A panel of senior journalists selected by the Media Council of Tanzania judged and awarded print, radio and television stories using a rigorous criteria. The awards were presented on April 29th, 2016.

    Emmanuel Kitomari of Kilimanjaro Film Institute from Arusha received three awards for his reporting in the categories of Gender, Reporting on People with Disabilities and Agriculture and Agribusiness.

  • Press Union of Liberia to Deliberate On Media and the Law

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    (Internews supported the media law conference described in this article from AllAfrica.)

    The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President Abdullai Kamara is craving a playing field that will enable Liberian journalists to practice their craft in a peaceful and conducive environment void of intimidation and other forms of censorship.