• Listening is a Revolutionary Act: Part 2

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

    "I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."

  • “Action!” - South Sudan’s Film Industry Takes Off

    A reporter holds a mic up to Simon Bingo.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    “This is the beginning,” says filmmaker Simon Bingo. “The beginning of something big.” And a beginning it is. The first ever South Sudan film industry conference has just been held in Juba. Bringing together filmmakers and media professionals from a diverse group of companies and organizations, the event was focused on cooperation and mapping out an agenda for a small but determined creative industry.

  • Caught in the Crossfire

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Three shooting stars lit up the sky — one right after the other. In Bambari, a small town of 40,000 in the Central African Republic (CAR), the lack of electricity made the sky seem darker and the stars more impressive than any I’d ever seen.

  • Students from Moldova Learn to Dissect the News at a “Filter Information” Camp

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Since Moldova became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, the media environment there has slowly opened up. Media pluralism and locally produced media have increased in recent years. However, press freedoms are influenced by a sharp political divide. Media outlets are often used to advance business or political interests, according to a Freedom House report, and media outlets sometimes self-censor out of fear of defamation cases.

  • Well-Known British Broadcasters Join Internews’ UK Board

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    The trustees of Internews Europe are pleased to announce the appointment of two high-profile new recruits to the London-based board.  They will bring a range of important leadership skills to our work advancing access to trusted information and free media around the world.

    Daisy McAndrew is a well-known face on British TV screens having spent a very successful 7 years with ITV news during which time she was their most senior female reporter, having been Chief Political Correspondent, Economics Editor and Special Correspondent.