Project Updates

  • In Ukraine, Transformation of State Broadcaster into Public Service Broadcaster Raises Hopes for an Independent News Source

    People sit on benches at a TV studio
    Friday, June 12, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Parliament on August 25, 2014, paving the way for Parliamentary Elections designed to clear out the remnants of Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions and enhance his government’s legitimacy. The Parliamentary Elections, on October 26, 2014, sent Ukrainians to the polls for the second time in six months.

  • Rebuilding, with Radio

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium

    Sitting on mismatched mattresses inside the tent that houses Radio Sindhu’s transmitter, desktop, mixer, microphone, and telephone hybrid, Station Manager Ratna Prasad Shrestha points down to the three-story building that was once a vibrant radio station.

  • Women in the DRC Learn to Report on Local Issues

    two men and two women sit at a table, writing.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Due to violence and poverty, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a woman. It is ranked 186th out of 187 countries on UNDP’s Gender Inequality Index.

    According to Anna Mayimona Ngemba, Director of the Congolese Union of Women in Media, only 19% of print journalists in the DRC are women. 27% of sources and voices on TV were women, 22% on radio and only 16% in print media.

  • National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young Photographers in Sarajevo

    Two young students look through cameras.
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    A group of Bosnian youth will have the opportunity to tell their stories through photography during National Geographic Photo Camp Sarajevo, June 11-16, 2015. The camp will highlight the commonalities and issues shared by young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20 years after the Dayton Accords were signed.

  • Where Did You Get Those Charts?

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium

    Forget, for a moment, big data.

    For Rohullah Armaan, simply obtaining — let alone analyzing or visualizing — any data is something of a struggle.

  • “Not Having Information Makes Us Feel Lost”

    Two men and a dog sit on the side of a street listening to a portable radio
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Survivors of the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal are expressing concerns about lack of access to credible timely information, according to two assessments conducted by Internews in May. Since women were identified as being particularly vulnerable after the earthquake, the goal was to make sure their feedback was included.

  • Afghanistan Government Pledges to Protect Journalists and Freedom of Speech

    Abdullah Abdullah stands behind a group of microphones.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    “We will support you and stand by you,” H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, told journalists gathered at a media conference in Kabul on April 26, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.

    The two-day conference, titled “Media and Transition Decade,” was organized by the Afghanistan Journalists Federation (AJF), an association of nine media support organizations that represents a cross-section of Afghanistan’s media sector and aims to serve as a bridge between media outlets and the government.