• Biodiversity Media Initiative to Expand Coverage of Critical Environmental Issues

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    The biodiversity crisis doesn’t get the headlines it deserves. Habitat loss, overhunting and now climate change threaten wild species across the planet. Scientists warn that the rapid loss of biodiversity our planet is currently facing will have dire effects for humanity, particularly for people who live closest to and depend most directly on nature.

  • Innovative Solutions for the Humanitarian Challenge

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, spoke on a panel - Innovative Solutions for the Humanitarian Challenge - at the Humanitarian Innovation: Sustainability and Scale Conference on February 23 at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • For refugees eyeing Europe, a website separates fact from fiction

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    (Internews rumor tracking project for refugees is covered in this article from Reuters.)

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Desperately seeking new lives, migrants traveling to Europe often hear lies and rumors such as promises of an escort across a forbidden border or offers of steady work that can steer them in the wrong direction and even endanger their lives.

  • How ‘Generation Z’ is Shaping Ukraine’s Media Landscape

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Internews believes that democracy is strengthened when citizens have the tools to critically engage with and analyze media. In Ukraine, this means educating teens and young adults.

    Hyperbole, disinformation, propaganda. Three words that have defined the media landscape in Ukraine for many years. However, Internews now has evidence that Ukrainian attitudes towards both domestic and Russian journalism are changing and that Generation Z, those born since the year 2000, could be powering that change. 

  • We're Still Listening

    Cover: Still Listening
    Monday, March 14, 2016

    South Sudan is the world's youngest and most fragile country and its media landscape reflects these challenges. While the media sector has made gains in recent years, it remains challenged by a rapidly changing environment and a population lacking access to reliable and trustworthy information. Also, there is a lack of reliable data on the extent of the population's information needs and media access.

  • Mapping the Expanding Radio Landscape in Liberia

    Outside of the Peace Radio FM building
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    “When Internews contracted me to do an assessment of Liberian community radio stations with the aim of creating a community radio map for Liberia, I knew it was going to be both exciting and challenging,” said Benjamin Kiplagat Sharp, a Kenyan radio engineer speaking at the end of an exhaustive exercise that took him across the 15 counties of Liberia.