Project Updates

  • Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • A New Resource for Addressing the Privacy and Safety Challenges of Mobile Networks

    cover: Compromised Connections
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    For individuals who use phones as their primary or only Internet-connected device, the growth of the mobile network has been empowering. A new report - "Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet" - recommends safety measures that can be quickly adopted - from device safety to data security - and points to resources that may be useful for people interested in following future developments.

  • First Afghan Women and Media Conference Held in Kabul

    A woman in the audience speaks into a microphone.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Raising the voice of women journalists, highlighting the status of women in the media in Afghanistan – the first Afghan Women and Media Conference was a significant event, providing a platform for women in the media to take up issues such as professional capacity and safety and security, and discuss ways to address them.

    The two-day conference was held March 5-6 in Kabul, bringing together 123 women and 44 men in the media from 31 provinces of Afghanistan.

  • Media Law Moot Courts for Afghan Law Students: From Herat, to Cairo, to Oxford

    3 law students, 2 men and 1 woman sit at a table.
    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Law students from Herat University in Afghanistan are the reigning Media Law Moot Court champions of the Middle East. Now, their sights are set on the global competition in Oxford, England.

    In preparation for the Middle East round of the Media Law Moot Court, the Herat University team spent months preparing their written and oral arguments. Their hard work paid off. Not only did the team win the competition, they won best memorial and best speaker.

  • Live, this is Abyei Today!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    “Welcome, Listeners, to Abyei Today!” Rose Monjtoch announces in Arabic as she fires up the program’s signature music.

  • Building an Open Data Ecosystem for Air Quality Monitoring

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Air pollution is one of most acute health problems of our times. Although invisible, small particles -- 2.5 microns in diameter -- are today understood to be the fourth highest risk factor for death globally.  A deadly cause of respiratory disease all over the world, it is estimated to cause 2.9 million deaths per year, 64% of those in Asia, where rapid development has led to increased exposure to particulate matter air pollution.

  • Apply now for EJN media fellowships to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Deadline for sending applications - April 30th - 11:59 pm EDT 

    The Earth Journalism Network in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.

    We also particularly welcome applicants from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.

  • Mekong Eye Explores Environmental Challenges in Southeast Asia

    The Jinghong Dam along the Mekong River in Yunnan province.
    Monday, March 28, 2016

    As development surges across Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, experts, governments, businesses and citizens are looking for information. They want news. They need data. And they are looking for a place to tell their stories. The launch of The Mekong Eye, a dynamic new GeoJournalism web portal, gathers the region’s most compelling stories, contextualized by maps, data, and visuals to help people understand how rapid development is impacting the environment.