• Kristina Henschen Elected to Internews' Trustee Board in Europe

    Kristina Henschen
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    (LONDON) Internews is pleased to announce the election of Kristina Henschen to the organisation’s trustee board in Europe.

    Repeatedly recognized as one of the most influential women in the field of development cooperation in Sweden, Henschen is the Secretary General of the Swedish trade union solidarity support organization Union to Union, and the chairperson of CONCORD Sweden. She has seven years’ prior experience with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

  • Apply Now: Reporter Fellowships to Attend the UN Climate Negotiations in Morocco

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), has announced Fellowship opportunities for journalists to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh, Morocco this November.

    The application is now open until July 8, 2016 at 5PM EST.

  • EJN Journalists Attend Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam

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    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Earth Journalism Network journalists joined policy leaders and climate experts from around the world for a three-day discussion on adapting to climate change impacts in the wake of the historic agreement reached in Paris. The 15-member EJN delegation was the largest group of reporters attending the conference and included members from South Asia, Central Africa and three Pacific Islands nations

  • New Features on EJN’s Website Highlight its Global Community and Diversity of Impacts

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    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The hard work of a network of dedicated environmental journalists from around the world is highlighted by new features on the website of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.

    Since 2004, EJN has worked to support and build this community of reporters through capacity building programs and direct support to local organizations. This network has and continues to play a critical role in the quality and quantity of environmental news and information that local communities receive.

  • Journalists from Africa Enhance Their Skills Reporting on Climate Change, Deforestation, and Energy Access

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    Monday, June 20, 2016

    With the year just half over, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has already trained 33 journalists from different countries of Africa at workshops that tackled the main environmental challenges faced by the continent.

    The trainings, which took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon and Lusaka, Zambia in April and May, aimed at improving the quality and quantity of the regional environmental coverage. Sessions with experts and policy makers were undertaken along with practices on data literacy and geojournalism.

  • Showing Corruption from the Skies

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    In Moldova, journalists used drones to capture images of a secret luxury retreat for powerful Moldovan government leaders and posted them online. The footage caused a stir in a country where government officials regularly live lavishly off public coffers while one fifth of the nation’s 3.6 million people scrape by in poverty.
    “We were able to send a message to politicians that they should be more transparent with the money they spend, because this money belongs to all of us.”
  • Showing Corruption from the Skies

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In the first shots, the camera lingers. On the pocked and muddy streets of the Moldovan village. On the thin cows walking listlessly past broken fences. On the humble farmhouses, once pastel, now scratched and fading, their shabbiness testament to the deep poverty of this country squeezed between Romania and Ukraine.

  • Internews: Les médias congolais en mutation

    France RDC Impact
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    (Internews' project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is covered in this article from Impact.)

    Impact : Karim Bénard-Dendé, vous êtes actuellement en charge d’Internews en République démocratique du Congo, mais ce n’est pas votre premier séjour à Kinshasa. Depuis quand travaillez-vous sur les questions relatives aux médias congolais ?

  • “We Have Come to the Radio for Everyone to Hear”

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    MALUALKON, SOUTH SUDAN — Despite the 40 kilometer (24 mile) distance and a raging dust storm that elicited safety warnings from authorities, a group of 64 resolute women marched towards Nhomlaau FM, their community radio station.