Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. The 2nd Kabul Innovation Lab, organized by Internews with support from USAID, will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event aims to develop innovative technology-based systems to improve the media’s reach, professional standards, and quality of content. Read more »
While digital information technology has revolutionized life in many other countries, due to war and poverty, Afghanistan has lagged behind. Starting in 2011, Internews established the network of Anaar Multimedia Centers in Afghanistan to help link Afghans to each other and to the rest of the world. The centers, located in Hirat, Mazar e Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar, provide access to computers and the Internet and to new media tools.
Internews, in collaboration with Altai Consulting, has conducted and released new research to identify noteworthy organizations, movements and networks in Afghan civil society that have the potential to strengthen and sustain a democratic Afghanistan. Read more »
Twenty-five teams of mostly undergraduate students from law schools in five South Asian countries participated in a moot court competition involving freedom of expression, as part of the South Asia Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
Hosted by the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU) and supported in part by Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, the competition took place over four days in November. Read more »
Seventeen aspiring photographers, most in their 20s, hailing from varied socio-economic backgrounds and representing the multiple regions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan took part in an intensive Photo Camp organized by the National Geographic Society and Internews, and sponsored by the US Agency for International Development.
(This CNN article includes an interview with Internews CEO David Hoffman about the media in Burma.)
It was "censorship day," the 20th of the month, the day Nyein Nyein Naing, executive director of Myanmar's Seven Days News Journal, takes her stories to a government office for pre-publication scrutiny. Read more »