Project Updates

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Rostaye
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • Fighting fear with information

    A reporter interviews a health worker in a tent
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    An interview with Pierre Mignault, Internews in Guinea

    Shortly after schools reopened in Guinea, in January, a rumor started that the Red Cross was going to spray the Ebola virus in schools.

  • Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.

  • Internews Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Access to Trusted, Quality, Local News and Information

    Jeanne Bourgault holds up a poster of 3 women
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President and Chief Executive Officer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on March 25 on the importance of access to trusted, quality, local news and information.

    She emphasized the need to increase efforts to engage more women around the world in media and information. "When women’s voices are heard, and when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves," said Bourgault.  "Additionally, when women have access to accurate, trusted, relevant locally produced information, they make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities."

  • A Radio “Bridge” to Peace

    Wrecked shipping containers and a downed radio tower
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Bambari, in the Central African Republic, was a flash-point for conflict between Christian and Muslim communities last summer. Heavy fighting left thousands displaced from their homes.

    The last radio station here was destroyed by the violence in July, 2014.

    Now, for the first time in seven months, a new local radio station is reaching this fractured community.