While more than 15 years have passed since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, media outlets in the Balkans remain highly politicized along ethnic and national lines. The majority run entertainment pieces and sensationalist human dramas rather than covering sensitive social and human rights issues that adversely affect the daily lives of people across the region. Minority voices are seldom heard from in mainstream media, and violations of their rights rarely receive public attention. Read more »
Seventeen aspiring photographers, most in their 20s, hailing from varied socio-economic backgrounds and representing the multiple regions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan took part in an intensive Photo Camp organized by the National Geographic Society and Internews, and sponsored by the US Agency for International Development.
Public art with a social agenda is something fairly new in Armenia. Young artist and activist Lea Mkhitaryan recently founded the Eiva Arts Foundation to promote development of social consciousness through art. Read more »
At the 2012 International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) in October, Anahi Ayala Iacucci, Innovation Advisor for the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, details new techniques to verifying crowdsourced information, including techniques to assess the veracity of the content, the context and the source. Read more »
December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a time for the world to take stock of the achievements and ongoing challenges in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Internews believes that information is one of the most powerful tools in tackling any health challenge. Journalists, health workers, and government officials in Kenya, where Internews has been active in prioritizing clear, accurate, and accessible information around HIV and AIDS for nearly a decade, agree: Read more »
The legal environment—that is, the laws and regulations, institutions, norms and practices--governing media in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is complex and highly context-specific. In addition to local policy makers, the international community in BiH has played an important role in developing a legal framework and legislation in line with the highest international standards, although implementation of these laws has been problematic in the current difficult political climate. Read more »
Internews is a partner in the new Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (JHU∙CCP) and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The project will use state-of-the-art techniques to build the capacity of local organizations to design, implement and evaluate communication projects that make a real difference in the health behaviors of their own communities. Read more »