• Samoan Workshop Boosts Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

    rocks and surf at the beach in Samoa
    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) recently held a workshop in Apia, Samoa designed to equip local journalists with the skills and knowledge to improve their coverage of climate change and natural resource management.

    The two-day workshop was attended by a dozen practicing and student journalists from TV, print and online media outlets as well as the National University of Samoa. Participants were trained on topics including the science of climate change, best practices for climate journalism, and how to link climate change issues to the day-to-day life of local communities.

  • Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Open Mic Nepal is a project that tracks perception and rumours circulating on the ground among earthquake-affected communities. Information is collected from volunteers and partners who work extensively on the ground, verify the information and present it in these reports to support the work of humanitarian agencies and local media.

  • Data Journalism Should Thrive on Cross-Border Collaborations—Why Doesn’t It?

    Source
    Friday, February 19, 2016

    (Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Advisor, wrote this article for Source.)

    I was sitting in a Yangon tech hub on the first day of a two-week election data war room, with a bunch of Myanmar journalists still riding the high of the recent election. Aung San Suu Kyi was going to lead the country at last. Yangon was crawling with foreign correspondents—and there were more than 300 brand new media outlets in Myanmar, none of which were on very firm financial footing.

  • Seng Mai, Myanmar: Local Journalism Against All Odds

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Seng Mai is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Myitkyina Journal, the only independent paper in Kachin State. She is the only women editor-in-chief in Myanmar.

  • Journalist Sprint – Young Sri Lankan Reporters from Different Ethnic Backgrounds Collaborate on Covering Stories

    A group of journalists stand outside a house interviewing a woman who stands in the doorway
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    For over 30 years, Sri Lanka suffered through a violent ethnic-based conflict that killed an estimated 90,000 people. Since peace was declared in 2009, the government has attempted to rehabilitate and integrate those who fought with the defeated Tamil separatists. However, continuing suspicions and discrimination present obstacles for Tamils seeking to make a future in their country.

  • Internews Condemns the Attack on Employees of Tolo TV in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    A suicide bomb attack targeting a vehicle transporting staff of Tolo TV in Kabul, on 20th of January 2016, has led to at least 7 deaths and injured dozens of people. 

    We condemn this act of violence and express our solidarity with the staff and management of Tolo TV and the media community in Afghanistan, who carry out their daily work in the face of great risk to their lives. The media plays a critical role in ensuring the free flow of information to the public across the country, and in upholding the principles of media freedom.

  • The Himalayan Ticking Time Bomb

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    If you view the Himalayas from above, they appear to cut through southern Asia like a beautiful scar. But as striking as this mountain range is, from above and from on the ground, it is also one of the starkest examples of visible climate change. Once we see this area from that perspective, it is hard to turn away.