• Nepal Earthquake Victims Need Your Help – Information Saves Lives

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    We woke up to the news yesterday that a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. There has been widespread damage in the Kathmandu valley and the death toll is climbing rapidly.

    The situation on the ground is still unclear; Internews staff members are safe and accounted for, but we need your help to respond.

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Rostaye
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • Land of temples and tech

    The Economist
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    (This article from The Economist discusses Phandeeyar, a center currently being incubated through Internews with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Internews Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Access to Trusted, Quality, Local News and Information

    Jeanne Bourgault holds up a poster of 3 women
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President and Chief Executive Officer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on March 25 on the importance of access to trusted, quality, local news and information.

    She emphasized the need to increase efforts to engage more women around the world in media and information. "When women’s voices are heard, and when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves," said Bourgault.  "Additionally, when women have access to accurate, trusted, relevant locally produced information, they make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities."

  • In Covering Parliamentary Elections, Afghan Reporters are the Bridge between People and the Government

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    In April of last year, and then again in June, Afghans stunned the world as they came out to the polls in drove, defying Taliban threats to vote in the country's first-ever democratic transfer of power. The high national turnout in both the April and June run-off votes can be attributed in part to the informed and unbiased elections coverage found in local and national elections reporting, something noticeably absent during the previous election in 2009, when international news served as the only reliable source of information.

  • 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.