• OK Fest 2014: Open that data!

    VisualLoop
    Monday, July 21, 2014

    (Internews' Data Journalism Advisor, Eva Constantaras' presentation at OK Fest 2014 is highlighted in this post from VisualLoop.)

    In one of those rare incursions out of the depths of Brazil, we had the pleasure to attend the Open Knowledge Festival 2014 in Berlin, last week – after all, one of our Dataviz Wishes for 2014 was that “Open Data became bigger than Big Data”, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to check out what the community is developing on a global scale.

  • Eva Constantaras on Data Journalism

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Eva Constantaras, Data Journalism Advisor for Internews, recently gave a presentation at the British Council in Colombo, Sri Lanka titled, “Open Data for Social Innovation,” that looked at how open data has created the possibility of discovering new connections between social, political, economic, technological and environmental issues and their impact.

  • Internews Signs on to Support Ethical Practices for Providing Services to Human Rights Defenders

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Internews has signed on to support a set of principles for organizations that provide distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services to human rights and independent media groups.

    DDoS attacks overload servers with thousands of requests for information, so that they become essentially unreachable by users seeking to read the website. These attacks are a favored tool of repressive governments and political adversaries.

  • Digital First Aid Kit Helps Journalists Protect Against Online Threats

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Watchdogs, including activists, journalists, human rights defenders and bloggers, are increasingly under attack on-line, through hijacked accounts, seized devices, denial of service attacks, targeted malware, and more. Twenty-one of the world’s 25 top news organizations have been the target of these attacks, not to mention the countless internet users facing digital threats every day.

  • In Her Own Words: Maggie Clark, Intern at Internews in Bosnia

    Maggie Clark with a city and cemetery in the background
    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Maggie Clark is a third-year student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in international affairs. She interned with Internews in our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from January to June 2014. As an intern, she conducted research for grant applications, wrote about the work of the local organizations Internews supports in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked with grantees to edit their materials in English. Below, Clark talks about what she learned about journalism and the young students she met during her internship.

  • Elizabeth Kountze Leads New Internews Office in San Francisco

    Elizabeth Kountze
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kountze is the new Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Internews, an international organization dedicated to helping communities in developing, post-conflict, and in-conflict countries realize the benefits of independent media, technology, and the free flow of information.

  • Elizabeth Kountze Leads New Internews Office in San Francisco

    Elizabeth Kountze
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kountze is the new Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Internews, an international organization dedicated to helping communities in developing, post-conflict, and in-conflict countries realize the benefits of independent media, technology, and the free flow of information.

  • Photo Camps Showcase Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Diverse People, Places

    Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network
    Monday, July 7, 2014

    (A follow-up project to the Internews-supported National Geographic photo camp in Pakistan is covered in this article from the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network.)

    Saeedullah Orakzai firmly believes in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. But that becomes a big problem when many photos being disseminated of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) depict only conflict, the alumnus says.