• Aspiring Afghan Lawyers Debate Media Law in Moot Court Competition

    A man stands behind a podium addressing 4 people seated at a table.
    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    As Afghan government officials debate the draft Access to Information Law in Parliament, dozens of aspiring media lawyers took the floor themselves in October's media law moot court competition organized by Internews and supported by USAID.

    On October 14, teams representing seven universities across the country – Herat, Balkh, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz, Takhar, and Albironi – convened at Kabul University's Information Center to present their oral statements on cases covering issues that ranged from privacy to freedom of expression and Islam to defamation.

  • Internews Represented at International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Conference

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Nick Sera-Leyva, Internews Human Rights and Training Programs Manager for ICT Programs, is representing Internews at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference in Mexico City this week.

    The ILGA is the only global federation of national and local organizations that works to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, with the goal of constructing a more just world where liberty and social harmony prevail based on respect and the protection of human diversity.

  • Internews-trained Journalists Win Awards for In-depth Health Reporting

    Screenshot of the Change for Health app
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Paul Wafula and Daniel Cheseret, both participants in Internews’ data journalism fellowship program in Kenya, have won an honorable mention for the Media Innovation Award category of the World Media Summit’s Global Awards for Excellence.

    Wafula, a fulltime reporter for The Standard, and Cheseret, a freelance news app developer, won for their stories and news app on healthcare investment in Kenya.

  • In Gaza, Information Service Makes Connections to Aid and Services Easier: Jossor Ma’Gaza

    Female reporter interviews 2 men outside
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    A humanitarian information service established in Gaza by Internews has been prompting action on issues of concern expressed by Gaza residents.

    In response to a call by Ahmad Najjar from the town of Khuzaa to the Jossor Ma’Gaza Jossor Ma’Gaza (Bridges with Gaza) radio program, hospitals agreed to provide home to home service. “My wife is gravely injured, I have three more injured at home and the Ministry only pays attention to severe cases,” he said. “We are grateful and thankful to your radio program, as you are the only platform through which we can raise our voices.”

  • Gaza Public Embraces a New Kind of News

    Two journalists in the Jossor studio
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    On August 18th, a new radio program, Jossor ma'Gaza (Bridges with Gaza) was launched, dedicated to providing the people of Gaza verified usable information on accessing assistance, aid, and communicating their needs and concerns to the responding organizations and institutions. In an attempt to address the difficulties in communications, the program designed a multi-media approach to reach the affected population in Gaza.

  • Internews in Kenya is a Finalist for the First-Ever Open Data Awards

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    The Open Data Institute is celebrating innovation and excellence in the ways in which open data are used and published with its first-ever Open Data Awards on November 4 in London.

    Internews is a finalist, along with Plantwise and UNHCR, for the Open Data Social Impact Award, which celebrates open data used as a tool for social good.

    Internews was nominated for the impactful budget tracking and county-based service delivery stories produced by journalists and trainees from its data journalism fellowship program.

  • Digital Security Training Co-Pilot Helps Journalists Protect Themselves Online

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Internews is one of eighteen recipients of seed funding from the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund for projects aimed at improving journalism or media.

    Internews’ project, called Digital Security Training Co-Pilot, is the creation of an easy-to-use, open source digital trainer tool that will allow digital security trainers to simulate a variety of hostile digital environments, such as a censoring firewall or a surveilling Internet service provider.