• A New Radio Station in South Sudan Inspires the Local Community

    Journalist interviews a woman who is standing in front of her tent
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Nile FM, a new community radio station, has just been established in Malakal, South Sudan as part of Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service, to respond to the information needs of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the region, living in informal settlements, or taking shelter within the local UN military base.

    “People listening can hear information from doctors, or about food and water distribution - Nile FM can pass that directly and quickly to the community,” says Steven Anter, Nile FM Community Correspondent. “It’s a good way to get information out – and also to check if the information is true.”

  • South Sudan’s Expanding Radio Network Empowers Citizens with Information

    A group of people stand behind a green ribbon that is being cut by two men.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    With the official launch of Eye Radio’s national repeater network, South Sudan’s first nationally managed, multi-language, nationwide broadcaster is set to become a reality. Celebrations this week marked the opening of the first repeater station, in the Western Equatoria state capital of Torit.

  • 5 Reasons to Celebrate World Radio Day

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    We celebrate World Radio Day on February 13 because of the unique value of radio as a powerful information source in many communities around the world. Here are just a few great examples:

    1. South Sudan: Expanding Radio Networks to Inform Local Communities

  • National Geographic trains youths to use a camera as cultural passport

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    (A photo camp in South Sudan that Internews conducted with National Geographic is covered in this video from PBS.)

    For 10 years, National Geographic has been training young people around the world to use a camera as a tool for peace. The NewsHour’s Anne Davenport talks to a couple of aspiring photographers from South Sudan about bringing the stories of their community to the wider world.

  • Connecting Local Radio Stations and Communities to Promote Peace in Côte d’Ivoire

    Cover: Le rôle des médias communautaires dans la stabilisation des régions de post–crise en Afrique
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    After the crisis and violence following the 2010 elections, the Ivorian media were accused of being discriminatory and promoting xenophobia and racism. Internews’ project “Radio for social cohesion in the West of Ivory Coast” enabled local media to promote reconciliation and social cohesion through accurate, unbiased journalism that will build long-term resilience against conflict in communities.

  • Want to Save the Amazon? Use a Map.

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is celebrating its 10th year of advancing high-quality, locally-produced, trusted information about the environment.

    EJN by the Numbers

  • Internews Remembers Sandy Socolow

    Sandy Socolow
    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Internew mourns the loss of our longest-serving board member, Sandy Socolow, who passed away January 31st.

    A pioneer in broadcast news, Socolow has been described as Walter Cronkite’s “right hand,” working side-by-side with the legendary journalist throughout his career. Socolow’s lengthy career included roles as producer and executive producer for CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, the Christian Science Monitor, and Cronkite-Ward Productions.

  • The Amazon Is Burning

    Business Insider
    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    (InfoAmazonia, a project of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, is featured in this article from Business Insider.)

    "Save the rain forest" is a mantra we've all grown up with, and for good reason.

    About 17% of the Amazon rain forest has been lost in the last 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund. While the annual rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years, cattle ranching and other forms of agriculture remain serious threats to the rain forest.