Project Updates

  • Apply Now: Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites organizations to apply for our first ever Biodiversity Media Grant, which will support journalism networks and media organizations in building media capacity, networks, and awareness to report on crucial biodiversity and conservation issues.

    The Biodiversity Media Grants have flexible spending guidelines that will enable local networks to invest in strategic opportunities, train their members, and respond to the conservation needs of their communities.

  • “Real Men Don’t Marry Children”

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    “I was 14 years old and I was forced to get married. The man was 46 years old. During pregnancy I had a lot of complications,” said a young woman, telling her story to reporter Mary Malang Chol.

  • Internews to Partner with the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    More than 250 senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector are going to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016, of which Internews is a media partner.

    The Summit set for 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre will focus on technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

  • An Opportunity to Raise an Important Issue with US Secretary of State John Kerry

    John Kerry sits across the desk from an Eye Radio reporter
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Nichola Dominic Mandil Ukeil, Special Editor for Peace and Reconciliation for Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, reflects on his opportunity to interview US Secretary of State John Kerry during his trip to South Sudan in May. Eye Radio is supported by Internews.

    Interviewing the U.S Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, was a big morale boost for me as a journalist, and has empowered me to do my work better than ever. It was the biggest interview I have ever conducted.

  • Information is Aid

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is the first in a series of posts about addressing the information needs of migrants and refugees.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act: Part 2

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.

  • “Action!” - South Sudan’s Film Industry Takes Off

    A reporter holds a mic up to Simon Bingo.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    “This is the beginning,” says filmmaker Simon Bingo. “The beginning of something big.” And a beginning it is. The first ever South Sudan film industry conference has just been held in Juba. Bringing together filmmakers and media professionals from a diverse group of companies and organizations, the event was focused on cooperation and mapping out an agenda for a small but determined creative industry.