• Leveraging the Media for Good in Sri Lanka

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Sri Lanka is embracing a more democratic and open government and with that comes the opportunity to use media and information to advance social goals.

    Young Journalists in Sri Lanka Excel in Reporting on Deadly Landslides

    Reporting on disasters where people have lost lives and homes requires providing accurate and clear information to survivors. It also requires being respectful and sensitive about the trauma survivors have experienced. A group of young reporters took these standards to heart when they reported on the catastrophic landslides caused by Tropical Storm Roanu that hit Sri Lanka in May.

  • Documentaries Show Ukrainian Resolve in the Face of Russian Aggression

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Internews highlights two film series commissioned to document how Ukrainians are coping in the face of Russian hostility.

    Displaced tells in 12 parts the stories of internally displaced Ukrainians, each story personal and universal at the same time. 

    Return documents volunteers and war veterans who must overcome serious physical and mental injuries sustained during the conflict and the courage they display every step of the way to resuming their lives as productive citizens. 

  • The refugee crisis will not be hacked

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    (Rose Foran, senior humanitarian liaison officer with Internews in Greece, wrote this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation about using tech in humanitarian crises.)

    There is a collective eye-roll among my humanitarian colleagues when a new app concept is announced in a coordination meeting by a fresh-faced tech consultant on loan from Silicon Valley, an ‘idea lab guru,’ an energetic representative from a Scandinavian university.

  • South Sudan: Violence Fuels Humanitarian Crisis

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.

  • In Memory of John Gatluak Manguet Nhial

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “Being a journalist in South Sudan is risking one’s life,” John Gatluak Manguet Nhial said to us last year. “But I have dedicated myself to serving my community through radio as a watchdog, informing them about what the politicians are doing once the citizens elect them to power.”

    John was killed in the late afternoon of July 11, 2016, during the recent violence that erupted in Juba, South Sudan. He was 32 years old.

  • Stories of Hope from South Sudan

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    From an audio program delivered on the back of a quad bike to a community radio station serving the needs of displaced South Sudanese, Internews is providing programs that enable people in South Sudan to get the information they need and voice their concerns.

    Learn more from these powerful videos:

    Internews' mobile radio program, Boda Boda Talk Talk

    Mingkaman FM Radio provides lifesaving information

  • Local Media + Local Voices Generate Much-Needed Relief

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    In a small village in South Sudan, there was little food and water. Desperate to find help, sixty-four women villagers walked 40 km to reach their community radio station and plead for help on the air. The authorities heard and responded with relief supplies.

    “We have come to the radio for everyone to hear.”

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  • Where Rumors Can Kill

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    In an article in Foreign Policy, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault writes that for refugees making their way to Europe, information is a matter of life and death. Through two-way communication, Internews is to beginning to return dignity to the affected population through information — free of rumor, lies or agenda — so people can find their own way forward. 

    Read the article