• Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Daily FT - Be Empowered
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    (This article first appeared on Medium and was picked up by The FT, Sri Lanka's largest newspaper group.)

    Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana completed his formal education in the same year that the 26-year-long civil war in his country ended. Five years later, Tharindu reports for the most widely-circulated Sinhala paper in Sri Lanka, Lankadeepa. 

  • Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Internews supports the production of quality content that effectively opens space for discussion and reflects the diversity of the community.

    In Sri Lanka, Internews’ Journalist Sprint program brings together young journalists of Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim backgrounds to work together, building understanding of each other’s culture and laying a foundation for much-needed healing and reconciliation in the wake of a 27-year civil war. 

  • First Afghan Women and Media Conference Held in Kabul

    A woman in the audience speaks into a microphone.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Raising the voice of women journalists, highlighting the status of women in the media in Afghanistan – the first Afghan Women and Media Conference was a significant event, providing a platform for women in the media to take up issues such as professional capacity and safety and security, and discuss ways to address them.

    The two-day conference was held March 5-6 in Kabul, bringing together 123 women and 44 men in the media from 31 provinces of Afghanistan.

  • Media Law Moot Courts for Afghan Law Students: From Herat, to Cairo, to Oxford

    3 law students, 2 men and 1 woman sit at a table.
    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Law students from Herat University in Afghanistan are the reigning Media Law Moot Court champions of the Middle East. Now, their sights are set on the global competition in Oxford, England.

    In preparation for the Middle East round of the Media Law Moot Court, the Herat University team spent months preparing their written and oral arguments. Their hard work paid off. Not only did the team win the competition, they won best memorial and best speaker.

  • Amina Azimi — Raising the Voices of the Disabled in Afghanistan

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Internews works to include the voices of historically disadvantaged groups such as women, ethnic or religious minorities, and LGBT people.
     
    Amina Azimi was a young girl when she lost her right leg from a rocket propelled grenade that landed near her home in Kabul. Now she works supporting and empowering women with disabilities in Afghanistan and neighboring countries.
     
    Before that, with two other disabled journalists, Amina produced a radio program in Afghanistan for people with disabilities, providing crucial information and advocating for their human rights. 
     
  • Mekong Eye Explores Environmental Challenges in Southeast Asia

    The Jinghong Dam along the Mekong River in Yunnan province.
    Monday, March 28, 2016

    As development surges across Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, experts, governments, businesses and citizens are looking for information. They want news. They need data. And they are looking for a place to tell their stories. The launch of The Mekong Eye, a dynamic new GeoJournalism web portal, gathers the region’s most compelling stories, contextualized by maps, data, and visuals to help people understand how rapid development is impacting the environment.