• Making Every Voice Count in Liberia

    A young man hands a flyer to another man
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    From reporting on teenagers promoting reproductive health in Grand Gedeh to the provision of safe drinking water in Bomi, a new network – Local Voices Liberia – is helping journalists across Liberia share stories about what is happening in their communities.

    The network, which is accredited by the Liberian government, is dedicated to representing the voices and issues of residents in underrepresented and marginalized rural communities.

  • Climate Media Innovation Grants: Adaptation and Response

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    As the impacts of climate change become more apparent on a global scale, the need to adapt to climate impacts and to make sure that governments and other entities live up to the commitments they made at the Paris Climate Summit have become more urgent. But without information, people can neither understand nor effectively respond to the events that shape their world.

  • Data Journalism Should Thrive on Cross-Border Collaborations—Why Doesn’t It?

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    (Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Advisor, wrote this article for Source.)

    I was sitting in a Yangon tech hub on the first day of a two-week election data war room, with a bunch of Myanmar journalists still riding the high of the recent election. Aung San Suu Kyi was going to lead the country at last. Yangon was crawling with foreign correspondents—and there were more than 300 brand new media outlets in Myanmar, none of which were on very firm financial footing.

  • Online Violence Against Women: A Global Issue

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization (CSO) that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.

  • Seng Mai, Myanmar: Local Journalism Against All Odds

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Seng Mai is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Myitkyina Journal, the only independent paper in Kachin State. She is the only women editor-in-chief in Myanmar.

  • Internews Celebrates World Radio Day in Liberia by Emphasizing the Role of Media in Fighting the Ebola Epidemic

    A man with a microphone and a recorder interviews a man holding a notebook.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    “During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, community radio served as the voice of the community,” said Internews Country Director in Liberia Mr. Henri-Paul Bolap during a five-hour live broadcast celebrating World Radio on February 13.

    In collaboration with UNMIL Radio, the broadcast on the theme “Radio in emergency and disaster” was held at the Paynesville Town Hall Playground in a suburb of Monrovia. People from surrounding areas including students, cleaners, youths, media heads, professionals, journalists and Civil Society Actors all took part in the event.

  • Nataliya Gumenyuk, Fighting the Propaganda War in Ukraine

    Monday, February 15, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian reporter and co-founder of Hromadske TV, an independent online source of news. In 2015, she became director of the network. Nataliya believes that journalists must guard the truth and provide the public with objective information to counteract the propaganda coming from the Kremlin.

  • 15 Twitter accounts every data journalist should follow

    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    (Internews Data Journalism Advisor Eva Constantaras is on this list of the top 15 twitter accounts for data journalists, from Carla Pedret's blog post.)

    Anyone interested in data journalism – also called data-driven journalism or #ddj – should know who are the experts in the field.

    Twitter is a good place to follow them and also to find training, tips and inspiration.