• Why Free Media Matters

    USAID - From the American People
    Friday, May 2, 2014

    (This article from USAID covers some of Internews' projects supporting independent media  around the world.)

    “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” (Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

  • Egyptian Youth in Underserved Communities will have Access to Production Facilities

    A woman speaking at a microphone
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The sustainability of its multimedia studios has been an important consideration for Internews since the outset of its Future Leaders project in Egypt, training youth to use media for social change.

    With three local partners – Hawaa Al-Mostaqbal Association, Pioneers of Cultural Centers Association and Future Association for Development, Consumer Protection, and the Environment – Internews is in the process of finalizing an agreement that will ensure that local youth have access to the two fully equipped production studios in Giza and Aswan beyond the lifetime of the project.

  • Citizens to use sensors to test and report on water issues in their communities

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    (InfoAmazonia is a project of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and its partner O Eco with support from the International Center for Journalists, Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Network, Avina and the Skoll Foundation.)

    Rapid urbanization in Brazil’s Amazon region may be contaminating the water supply, but authorities say they lack the hard evidence they would need to take action, according to environmental data journalist Gustavo Faleiros.

  • Chinese Journalists Explore Sino-African Relationship in Kenya

    Kenyan journalist and a Chinese journalist at a fruit market
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    In an effort to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of Sino-African relations, Internews affiliate the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD) and Yi De Vision brought six leading Chinese journalists to Kenya for a ten-day field visit. From February 21 to March 2, journalists explored issues pertaining to, among others, Chinese investment in the region, environmental and wildlife protection, the media landscape, and cross-cultural perception.

  • Afghan Journalists Put Data Journalism Skills into Practice

    Participants at a data journalism workshop look at the presenter in front of the class
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    During a training workshop held by Internews, Afghan journalists immediately saw the potential of data journalism to combat corruption, and wanted to jump right into ambitious investigative topics such as tracking foreign aid budgets and political and business interests in the mining sector.

    The five-day, hands-on workshop, held in Kabul and supported by the USAID-funded Afghan Civic Engagement Project (ACEP), was Afghanistan’s first ever data journalism training.

  • Using Sensor Journalism for Reporting on the Environment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will bring together a dozen environmental journalism leaders from around the world to meet at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (JSchool) next week for an annual conference that will focus on how to use sensors and other tools to gather data for reporting.

    The conference will feature two events in the Bay Area that the public is welcome to attend:

  • On Earth Day, Environmental Journalism is More Important than Ever

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Happy Earth Day from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network! As we celebrate EJN’s 10th year, the work of reporters around the globe to cover environmental issues affecting community health, development, and security grows ever more complex. In this newsletter, we explore new tools – like sensors – to aid in reporting, celebrate the work of one of our partners in China, and mark our anniversary: