Project Updates

  • A New Radio Station in South Sudan Inspires the Local Community

    Journalist interviews a woman who is standing in front of her tent
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Nile FM, a new community radio station, has just been established in Malakal, South Sudan as part of Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service, to respond to the information needs of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the region, living in informal settlements, or taking shelter within the local UN military base.

    “People listening can hear information from doctors, or about food and water distribution - Nile FM can pass that directly and quickly to the community,” says Steven Anter, Nile FM Community Correspondent. “It’s a good way to get information out – and also to check if the information is true.”

  • South Sudan’s Expanding Radio Network Empowers Citizens with Information

    A group of people stand behind a green ribbon that is being cut by two men.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    With the official launch of Eye Radio’s national repeater network, South Sudan’s first nationally managed, multi-language, nationwide broadcaster is set to become a reality. Celebrations this week marked the opening of the first repeater station, in the Western Equatoria state capital of Torit.

  • Connecting Local Radio Stations and Communities to Promote Peace in Côte d’Ivoire

    Cover: Le rôle des médias communautaires dans la stabilisation des régions de post–crise en Afrique
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    After the crisis and violence following the 2010 elections, the Ivorian media were accused of being discriminatory and promoting xenophobia and racism. Internews’ project “Radio for social cohesion in the West of Ivory Coast” enabled local media to promote reconciliation and social cohesion through accurate, unbiased journalism that will build long-term resilience against conflict in communities.

  • Internews Remembers Sandy Socolow

    Sandy Socolow
    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Internew mourns the loss of our longest-serving board member, Sandy Socolow, who passed away January 31st.

    A pioneer in broadcast news, Socolow has been described as Walter Cronkite’s “right hand,” working side-by-side with the legendary journalist throughout his career. Socolow’s lengthy career included roles as producer and executive producer for CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, the Christian Science Monitor, and Cronkite-Ward Productions.

  • Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • Building Trust between Civil Society Organizations and Media in Somalia

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    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    “I feel more confident about approaching the media now. I came to realize that journalists are not as I imagined,” commented Mohamed Ali Farah, director and co-founder of the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) after attending Internews’ training on media literacy. His organization works to raise public awareness and understanding of disabilities.

  • Amid Rise in Attacks, New Coalition Advocates for Afghan Journalists’ Safety

    Four men and one woman sit around a table that has food and glasses on it.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    2014 was another deadly year for journalists in Afghanistan. Multiple local and international reporters were either singled out or collateral damage in a string of attacks by Taliban extremists, who last year intensified their assault on individuals and institutions perceived to be allied with Western forces.

  • In Solidarity

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    In the wake of the tragic attacks on media in Paris, Internews stands with all media and journalists around the world in pursuit of freedom of expression.

    Read a statement from the Committee to Protect Journalists for more information.

  • 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.