• Today in the Guardian: A local radio project is calming community tensions in South Sudan

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Julia Ding races down the dirt path: beads of sweat pour down her forehead and her face is contorted with fear. She collapses on to her knees outside Nile FM radio station. A tear rolls down her face.

    The bullets continue to rain down as staff scramble to lock up the radio station – a large khaki-green tent with a small mast protruding from the top. Humanitarian workers run towards bunkers, while others jump into dried-out ditches for protection.

  • Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Get Information

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    As the situation unfolds in Nepal, the affected populations need quick, reliable information to aid in their survival and recovery. Government officials estimate the earthquake has resulted in more than 7,500 deaths and 16,000 injuries and affected additional millions, with hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed.

    Please make a donation today to help people get the information they desperately need. 

  • Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

    Communication Initiative - Media Development
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    (Internews' humanitarian information response to the typhoon in the Philippines is described in this article from Communication Initiatives.)

    When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.

  • Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.

  • A Radio “Bridge” to Peace

    Wrecked shipping containers and a downed radio tower
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Bambari, in the Central African Republic, was a flash-point for conflict between Christian and Muslim communities last summer. Heavy fighting left thousands displaced from their homes.

    The last radio station here was destroyed by the violence in July, 2014.

    Now, for the first time in seven months, a new local radio station is reaching this fractured community.

  • Why Information Matters

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning is pleased to announce the launch of a major report with The Rockefeller Foundation, "Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience." This groundbreaking report draws on case studies to construct a framework and practical guidelines for using information ecosystems to promote resilience.