Project Updates

  • Showing Corruption from the Skies

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In the first shots, the camera lingers. On the pocked and muddy streets of the Moldovan village. On the thin cows walking listlessly past broken fences. On the humble farmhouses, once pastel, now scratched and fading, their shabbiness testament to the deep poverty of this country squeezed between Romania and Ukraine.

  • “We Have Come to the Radio for Everyone to Hear”

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    MALUALKON, SOUTH SUDAN — Despite the 40 kilometer (24 mile) distance and a raging dust storm that elicited safety warnings from authorities, a group of 64 resolute women marched towards Nhomlaau FM, their community radio station.

  • South Sudan's Boda Boda Talk Talk (video)

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Internews in South Sudan has developed an innovative recorded audio program to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced at four of the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites across South Sudan following the conflict that broke out in the country in mid-December 2013.

    The service utilizes a quad bike that moves around the site playing the programs in dedicated public spaces, at “Listening Stops,” through speakers that are bolted to the bike. 

    Watch a video about Boda Boda Talk Talk:

  • Eye Radio in South Sudan (video)

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Eye Radio is a station in Juba, South Sudan managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews. It is where South Sudanese listeners can tune in seven days a week, 24 hours a day and hear local, national and international news and sports, with in-depth focus on a wide range of issues related to the development of South Sudan.

    Watch a video about Eye Radio

  • Telling the Story of the Environment in Asia

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    From water shortages in Nepal and China to floods in South Asia, climate change and other environmental issues are having a dramatic effect on Asia’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Solar Power Lights up Mayardit FM

    Solar panels above a patch of bare dirt
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Mayardit FM, an Internews supported community radio station in Turalei, Warrap State, has long struggled with inconsistent power.

    “I heard they were out of power for three days, so I came straight here,” says Internews Electrical Engineer Issa Kassimu. He concluded that the station’s generator had to be replaced, and so did the backup batteries, which were depleted from repeated insufficient charging during the day.

  • Mingkaman’s Young Reporters Ease Hostility and Unite Youth on the Airwaves

    A young woman speaks into a microphone
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    “I would like to welcome my guests. It’s now time for the new Mingkaman Young Reporters program,” says 100 FM daytime host Deng Daniel Ngor.

    Four Mingkaman residents, out of a group of 12 youth trained on radio and photography by Internews, sat across the table from Ngor in the radio studio. The program highlights pressing issues in the community from the point of view of local youth and the “young at heart.” One such issue is the lack of educational opportunities.