Project Updates

  • Innovative Solutions for the Humanitarian Challenge

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, spoke on a panel - Innovative Solutions for the Humanitarian Challenge - at the Humanitarian Innovation: Sustainability and Scale Conference on February 23 at the University of California, Berkeley.

    View Campbell's talk:

  • We're Still Listening

    Cover: Still Listening
    Monday, March 14, 2016

    South Sudan is the world's youngest and most fragile country and its media landscape reflects these challenges. While the media sector has made gains in recent years, it remains challenged by a rapidly changing environment and a population lacking access to reliable and trustworthy information. Also, there is a lack of reliable data on the extent of the population's information needs and media access.

  • Mapping the Expanding Radio Landscape in Liberia

    Outside of the Peace Radio FM building
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    “When Internews contracted me to do an assessment of Liberian community radio stations with the aim of creating a community radio map for Liberia, I knew it was going to be both exciting and challenging,” said Benjamin Kiplagat Sharp, a Kenyan radio engineer speaking at the end of an exhaustive exercise that took him across the 15 counties of Liberia.

  • Women and the Media in Liberia: The Uneven Course

    Torwon Sulonteh-Brown
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Torwon Sulonteh-Brown is the Senior Radio Adviser with Internews’ Liberia Media Development (LMD) program. She was a President of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia for more than 6 years, and a senior radio producer for 12 years with the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s Radio.

    In this article, Sulonteh-Brown reflects on women’s participation in media in her country.

  • “Don’t Talk to Me about Ebola…”

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Guinea was proclaimed “Ebola Free” at the end of 2015, but entered a three-month period of reinforced surveillance. Health activists and state authorities have warned repeatedly of the need for vigilance – basic health and hygiene measures, like regular hand-washing, must continue if Guinea wants to keep the Ebola virus at bay.

  • Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Open Mic Nepal is a project that tracks perception and rumours circulating on the ground among earthquake-affected communities. Information is collected from volunteers and partners who work extensively on the ground, verify the information and present it in these reports to support the work of humanitarian agencies and local media.

  • Making Every Voice Count in Liberia

    A young man hands a flyer to another man
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    From reporting on teenagers promoting reproductive health in Grand Gedeh to the provision of safe drinking water in Bomi, a new network – Local Voices Liberia – is helping journalists across Liberia share stories about what is happening in their communities.

    The network, which is accredited by the Liberian government, is dedicated to representing the voices and issues of residents in underrepresented and marginalized rural communities.