• Internews Loses Beloved Colleague, Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    On June 13, 2014 at the age of 53 Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev, the permanent Technical Manager in the Southern region of the Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic suddenly passed away. Tairzhan Bakiyevich’s contribution to development of journalism of the Kyrgyz Republic can’t be overestimated. He brought up more than one generation of talented journalists, cameramen and radio workers.

    Internews Network staff expresses deep condolences to the family and close people of Tair Tursulaniev.

    The loving memory of him will remain in our hearts forever.

  • Afghan Festival Celebrates Youth Voices

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    To celebrate the skills and perspectives of the young people across Afghanistan, a country in which 70 percent of the population is under age 25, Internews and its local partners held the third Afghan Youth Voices Festival. Throughout the month of May, the nationwide event drew over 2500 people for a wide variety of activities ranging from film screenings and photo exhibits to multimedia trainings and open forum discussion sessions.

  • Nai Recognizes Seven Outstanding Afghan Journalists

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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    In May, Nai, a local Afghan media organization and Internews partner, celebrated World Press Freedom Day by recognizing Afghanistan’s most exceptional journalists. At a ceremony attended by more than 100 journalists, civil society members, government officials, and members of Parliament, Nai presented awards to the following seven journalists, selected by a jury from a pool of 60 nominees:

  • Training Courses Increased Access to the Electoral Process for Afghans with Disabilities

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Decades of conflict have caused widespread physical disabilities among Afghan citizens. Very little support is available, job opportunities are scarce, and marginalization is commonplace. Consequently, people with disabilities risk exclusion from the political process due to a lack of access to information, legitimate channels to voice complaints, and methods of communicating with political candidates.

  • Radio Mingkaman Broadcasts Important Lifesaving Information in South Sudan

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    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Achol Kur had been studying to be a nurse before she fled from fighting in her home town of Bor. Now as Mingkaman 100 FM’s breakfast show presenter she says she’s rekindled an old interest, “At school I always wanted to be a journalist but the training wasn’t available. Now I can keep my community informed about what’s going on.”

  • Global Ocean Commission Story Grants

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Throughout 2014, the Internews Earth Journalism Network is hosting a series of programs focused on building the capacity of reporters to cover oceans and fisheries topics. As part of this initiative, we are currently soliciting applications from experienced journalists seeking to produce stories about ocean issues. The Story Grants are being supported by the Global Ocean Commission and average $1000 USD.

  • Internews Fellows Express Their Views on Press Freedom at a Meeting in Paris

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    Monday, May 19, 2014

    In May 2014, with the support of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DOS/DRL), Internews invited nine journalists to take part in the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Paris, France as Internews Fellows. The invitees were selected based on their outstanding work in the field of journalism in the context of their country.