Project Updates

  • Marking 30 years of HIV in Kenya

    Rose Nyala with a child playing behind her
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

    Rose, who is on antiretroviral drugs, is in good health. Once every week, Rose holds a counselling session with Standard Seven and Eight pupils (ages 13 – 15) during their lunch break. She has devoted her life to highlighting the challenges facing AIDS orphans.

  • Open Data in Asia’s Water Tower: data.thethirdpole.net

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    "There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field. This delay in rice planting is resulting in a late harvest," explains Ratna Darai, 47, a farmer in Daraipadhera, Nepal during an interview with thethirdpole.net reporter Ramesh Bhushal.

  • Improving Media Standards in Somalia

    A woman speaks into a microphone
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Journalists in Somalia continue to work under harsh conditions, often employed by media outlets that focus on conflict reporting despite their own lack of adequate training to report without putting their lives at risk.[1] The majority of radio journalists are young and were born and raised in Mogadishu during the civil war. They have not received a formal journalistic training; hence they are not fully aware of their role, of the impact of the stories they choose to tell or of the current media polarisation in the country.

  • Mingkaman FM: Helping to Foster Peace among Cattle Keepers

    A man holds a cell phone
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Smoke billows from piles of smoldering cow dung at a cattle camp outside the town of Mingkaman, South Sudan. Children covered in ash dump grain bags full of fresh manure on to the ground, beside their makeshift homes.

    Once dried by the sun, they throw it on to the burning dung heaps. This keeps mosquitos from biting and infecting the nearly 3,000 head of cattle, a source of livelihood for dozens of families living in the cattle camp.

  • Raising Awareness about Ebola in Guinea at the Heart of the Epidemic

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Internews had just started working in Guinea to build the capacity of local journalists in conflict-sensitive and humanitarian information reporting when the Ebola epidemic broke out in the south-east of the country.

    Jérémie Soupou, Internews' Humanitarian Liaison Officer, immediately began contacting local media and organizing trainings on how best to report on the outbreak. He met with journalists and gave them advice on how to better report and raise awareness of the epidemic of Ebola raging in the region, and advised them to keep the local population informed on a regular basis.

  • US Ambassador Commends DRC Radio Station for Providing Access to Information to the Local Community

    Ambassador Swan with a group outside the radio station
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    The US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), James Swan recently visited an Internews supported community radio station – Radio Maniema Libertés (MALI) – in Kindu, Maniema province, in the eastern part of the country.

    "To the Radio MALI team, we are proud to be partners," Swan noted in the station's guestbook. "Your job is vital in enabling the population of Maniema to have access to reliable and timely information. With many thanks."

  • Aspiring Afghan Lawyers Debate Media Law in Moot Court Competition

    A man stands behind a podium addressing 4 people seated at a table.
    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    As Afghan government officials debate the draft Access to Information Law in Parliament, dozens of aspiring media lawyers took the floor themselves in October's media law moot court competition organized by Internews and supported by USAID.

    On October 14, teams representing seven universities across the country – Herat, Balkh, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz, Takhar, and Albironi – convened at Kabul University's Information Center to present their oral statements on cases covering issues that ranged from privacy to freedom of expression and Islam to defamation.

  • Internews Represented at International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Conference

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Nick Sera-Leyva, Internews Human Rights and Training Programs Manager for ICT Programs, is representing Internews at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference in Mexico City this week.

    The ILGA is the only global federation of national and local organizations that works to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, with the goal of constructing a more just world where liberty and social harmony prevail based on respect and the protection of human diversity.

  • Bringing Gender Equity to the Airwaves in South Sudan

    Group of six female South Sudanese journalists
    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Tune into 88FM in Malualkon, South Sudan, and likely you'll hear more than the news and music. You'll hear the voices of community role models.

    "I want to be a mirror of my nation," said Aquilina Adhel, a journalist from Aweil, South Sudan. "I want to be the voice of the voiceless women and children in this country."

  • Internews-trained Journalists Win Awards for In-depth Health Reporting

    Screenshot of the Change for Health app
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Paul Wafula and Daniel Cheseret, both participants in Internews’ data journalism fellowship program in Kenya, have won an honorable mention for the Media Innovation Award category of the World Media Summit’s Global Awards for Excellence.

    Wafula, a fulltime reporter for The Standard, and Cheseret, a freelance news app developer, won for their stories and news app on healthcare investment in Kenya.