• Accountability after Haiyan

    IRIN
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    (Stijn Aelbers, who was project director for Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines, was interviewed for this article from IRIN News.)

    LONDON, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations.

    The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator.

  • 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.

  • Wired in a Cyber Wasteland

    The Ventured Life
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    (This article from The Ventured Life discusses the technology revolution occurring in Myanmar, including the country’s first hackathon developing tech solutions for social problems, which was supported by Internews. David Madden, Internews Strategy Advisor, is quoted in the article. Madden led the launch of the Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Greenhouse, a project supported by Internews, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • 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.

  • Afghan Journalists Take Temperature of the Nation with Health Data Journalism thanks to Infogr.am Ambassador Eva Constantaras

    .org
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    (Internews' data journalism training in Afghanistan is covered in this post from infogr.am. Eva Constantaras is Internews' Data Journalism Advisor.)

    Journalists in Afghanistan are faced with the task of tracking the new administration's pledges to improve the health of the country's citizens. But before they can do that, they need to understand the state of healthcare in the country today.

  • Giving Tuesday - Information is a Human Right

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    I joined Internews' board of directors this past year because I believe that a free press and access to information are the keys to building stable democracies over time. Accessing high quality information – whether through radio or the internet -- can play a catalytic role in communities' growth and progress.