Project Updates

  • Internews Condemns Partner Journalists’ Deaths in Guinea

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    The staff and leadership of Internews wish to express their deep sorrow at the apparent cold-blooded killing of three journalists in Guinea; employed by radio stations receiving Internews’ support since early 2014.

  • Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Women with a group of children in a shelter
    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    (Erbil, Iraq, 17 September 2014) - A new report released today by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and media development organisations highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    "Communicating with, and providing information to, people affected by the crisis are two of the most important elements of humanitarian response," Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, said.

  • Ukraine’s UT-1: Transitioning a State Broadcaster to a Public Service Broadcaster

    Writing in Ukrainian on a white board
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Josh Machleder, Internews Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and Asia Programs, and Simone Otus Coxe, Internews Board Member are traveling in Ukraine, visiting Internews projects and sending updates on the work of local media and civil society in-country.

    The handwritten message on the whiteboard at the elevator bank at UT-1, Ukraine’s state broadcaster, is from Director General Zurab Alasania, thanking those staffers who took an eight day leave without pay, to help make up the shortfall in the broadcaster’s budget.

  • National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young Photographers in South Sudan

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    A group of South Sudanese youth will have the opportunity to tell their stories through photography during National Geographic Photo Camp South Sudan, Sept. 22-27, 2014, highlighting issues faced by the world’s newest nation. Photo Camp is conducted in partnership with Internews, and the participants, aged 19-25, will be mentored by National Geographic contributing photographers Ed Kashi, Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer.

  • Back to School in War-Torn Gaza

    Young girls sit at their desks in a classroom
    Monday, September 15, 2014

    In Gaza, families are eager to begin the new school year as at least one marker of a return to normalcy. However, many families are uncertain about how to get their children to school and how to keep them safe. Many schools are still being used as shelters for those displaced by the conflict this summer.

  • For Gaza, Tech and Communication Tools Work Hand-in-Hand

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gaza stands today at around 500,000, almost a third of the population. With the new ceasefire in place as of late August, citizens and humanitarian organizations are starting to think about how to move towards a sustainable and rapid recovery for the population of Gaza.

  • Radio Journalists in the Central African Republic Respond to the Ebola Crisis

    People sitting in the audience at a talk
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa - the worst in recorded history - has so far claimed over 2,000 lives. Public reactions in the Central African Republic (CAR) to confirmed cases of Ebola in the bordering Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have highlighted the potential for panic, the extent of ignorance about the disease and the lack of appropriate medical facilities in CAR.