• Afghan Media Organization Convenes High-Level Meeting on Access to Information

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Historically, the government of Afghanistan has been marked by a lack of transparency, with only a vague – and thus far unenforced – reference in its decade-old constitution to the guaranteed right to access to information.

    That all might be changing soon: earlier this summer, Afghanistan’s Lower House of Parliament approved the country’s first-ever Access to Information Law. Now, Internews partner Nai is leading multi-stakeholder advocacy efforts to encourage the swift and responsible passage of the law by Afghanistan’s Upper House, and ultimately by Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

  • Neha Sethi, Reporting on the Environment in India

    Neha Sethi
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Neha Sethi has just been named the Earth Journalism Scholar for 2015. Earth Journalism Scholars attend the UC Berkeley (UCB) Graduate School of Journalism in the spring semester, through a partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and UCB. Courses include the graduate-level Earth Journalism course on international environmental reporting, co-taught by EJN Executive Director James Fahn. Sethi was selected from more than 80 applicants in a competitive application process.

  • Phandeeyar to Support Social Change

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    This is a critical moment for Myanmar. After decades shut off from the world, the country is finally opening up. Elections will be held in just 15 months, but the organizations that are vital to a democratic transition – civil society groups and independent media – face enormous challenges.

    Fortunately, a whole new world of tools is becoming available. Myanmar is on the cusp of a connectivity revolution. Four telecommunication companies are racing to put a smartphone in the hands of Myanmar's 51 million people. The internet era is coming. This creates great opportunities for those pushing for social change.

  • Business Solutions "Hackathon" to be Held in September

    Code for Change Myanmar logo
    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Myanmar’s second-ever “hackathon” was launched today in Yangon. A hackathon is an event in which developers spend 48 hours building technology solutions to problems. The “Business Solutions Hackathon” will be focused on helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of the coming telecommunications revolution.

  • Photo Camps Showcase Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Diverse People, Places

    Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network
    Monday, July 7, 2014

    (A follow-up project to the Internews-supported National Geographic photo camp in Pakistan is covered in this article from the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network.)

    Saeedullah Orakzai firmly believes in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. But that becomes a big problem when many photos being disseminated of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) depict only conflict, the alumnus says.

  • New Forum in Bhutan Supports Journalists Covering the Environment

    A group of journalists look out over a river
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    A group of journalists in Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom perhaps best known for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, have joined together to create a local network of reporters committed to covering environmental issues.

    Working with the financial and technical support of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and The Third Pole, the Bhutan Forum of Environmental Journalists was launched in October during a three-day workshop organized under the patronage of the Bhutan Media Foundation.