Project Updates

  • Egyptian Journalists Build Skills amid Instability

    A man holds a newspaper up and points to it
    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Within the current environment of political instability in Egypt, a big challenge for journalists is navigating an objective role in a contentious society.

    Internews in Egypt successfully brought together in November and December fifty media professionals with differing opinions to discuss the meaning of democracy and the role of the journalist within this climate.

  • Internews Trainees Recognized for Exceptional Elections Coverage

    Two women and two men on stage with Afghan flags behind them.
    Monday, December 29, 2014

    Stretched over the course of many months, the 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan was a relentlessly grueling process. To many, the election often seemed like it might never produce a winner. Throughout, the Afghan media sector tirelessly reported on the ins and outs of the election – and the campaigning, run-off voting, accusations of fraud, and international audit that accompanied it. 

    "During the prolonged electoral process, we kept working hard to cover the entire process," recalled journalist Mohammad Hassan Khetab.

  • Listening to the Citizens of Gaza: Weekly Updates on the Humanitarian Information Response

    Gaza weekly report - issue 15
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Through radio broadcasts and SMS/mobile communication, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) in Gaza provides a mechanism for Gazans to communicate with aid agencies and get the information they need to improve their daily lives.

    Internews produces weekly reports about the type of information being broadcast, the main concerns that Gazans are expressing via feedback and results of surveys that have been conducted.

  • Bringing Local Journalists to Lima to Cover Climate Change Negotiations

    A group of men walks in front of a building
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Thousands of climate negotiators, activists and journalists are gathered in Lima, the capital of Peru, from December 1-12 to discuss the challenges for a new global agreement to halt global warming. The 20th UN Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the Convention on Climate Change is considered key moment to build trust and draft text on the way to Paris 2015, when the goal is to achieve a universal agreement on climate.

  • Future Earth: An Experiment in Global Change Research

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Future Earth, a global platform for international research on environmental change and sustainable development, supports research that is interdisciplinary, "co-designed" with other stakeholders, and oriented toward solutions that will bring about sustainability. It has just launched its Strategic Research Agenda and invited the director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network to sit on its Engagement Committee, which met last week in Buenos Aires alongside its Science Committee to plan its future program.

  • Liberia: Using Drama to Fight Ebola

    Four young people seated in a group perform a drama
    Monday, December 8, 2014

    The number of cases of Ebola is declining or stabilizing in Liberia according to the World Health Organization.  Even though new cases are still being reported, there is a misconception among some Liberians that Liberia is Ebola free and that they no longer need to take preventive measures.

    Community Action Against Ebola (CAAEB), a community organization supported financially by Internews, is trying to fight misinformation by educating citizens about the continuing need to take precautions against Ebola.

  • Internews President Participates in a Discussion on How Media, Connectivity, and an Open Internet are Changing the World

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Internews President Jeanne Bourgault took part in a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on the power of media, connectivity, and the internet in promoting global advancement. The panel was moderated by Daniel Runde, CSIS William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and also included Carlos Pascual, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Ukraine and Masood Farivar, Chief of Afghanistan Service for Voice of America.

  • Juba Inside & Out: Capturing History through Photography in South Sudan

    A group of girls in the water with just their heads out
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    "As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country," said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State. "It was so powerful that I just kept on taking photographs, and I will keep on taking photographs." Simon was reflecting on a week of documentary photography training with National Geographic photographers, as part of the Juba Photo Camp for young students in South Sudan, conducted in conjunction with the Internews.

    Watch a video of the South Sudan photo camp:

  • HIV: Tracking the Story of Our Time

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (This story recalling the HIV epidemic and its coverage in the media in Kenya comes from our Internews staff in Kenya.)

    Some of us have never known a world without HIV. Some of us remember the shockwaves of dread, the frenzy to try to fathom it, the shudders and whispers of shame.

    It is the media that brought HIV into our homes – 30 years ago. It was called "slim disease," because of the dramatic weight loss. And the images of skeletal human frames confirmed it was something to best run away from.