• What the World Needs Now: Lifesaving Information

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Today, on World Humanitarian Day, Internews is marking the important role of information in humanitarian response. In any crisis, whether natural disaster or armed conflict, information is an important form of aid in its own right.

    In South Sudan, Gaza, and West Africa, Internews is currently helping to fill information voids and support two-way communication between affected populations and aid providers. Focusing on information as a means of humanitarian response enables people to take an active role in their own survival, and makes humanitarian aid more effective and accountable.

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  • Refugee Radio

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    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    (This article about journalism trainer Rafiq Copeland and Internews' radio project in Dadaab, Kenya appeared in the Smith Journal, Volume 10, 2014.)

    IN THE FLAT SCRUBBY DESERT IN NORTH-EAST KENYA, MORE THAN 400,000 REFUGEES, ALMOST ALL FROM SOMALIA, LIVE IN FIVE CAMPS HUDDLED AROUND THE TOWN OF DADAAB, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY BARELY A SPECK ON THE MAP. IT IS NOW KENYA’S THIRD LARGEST CITY.

  • Gaza: Limited Information Puts Citizens at Increased Risk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    More than 215,000 Palestinians, almost 8% of Gaza’s population, have been displaced by the current crisis, according to UNOCHA.1 Damage to critical infrastructure, including the only power station in Gaza and health facilities, is heavily restricting access to basic services. Hundreds of thousands of people are completely without electricity, and 80% of the population experiences rolling blackouts of up to 22 hours per day.

    As families in Gaza are moving to locations along the coast of Gaza, their means to receive and share information has become increasingly limited.  

  • You’re Invited: Voices of South Sudan

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Internews, Humanity United and CPJ invite you to a conversation with four journalists visiting from South Sudan for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

    Amid conflict and threats to their own safety, the journalists have remained committed to broadcasting which informs their communities. From a 24-hour station in Juba to a unique humanitarian news service delivered via loudspeakers on a motorbike, the reporters have found ways to produce accurate, trusted information for South Sudan’s listeners, wherever they are.

  • “Boda Boda Talk Talk” – a Bike Delivers Information to Displaced People in South Sudan

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    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Internews in South Sudan has developed an innovative recorded audio program to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced at two of the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites in Juba following the conflict in South Sudan that broke out in mid-December 2013.

    The service utilizes a quad bike that moves around the site playing the programs in dedicated public spaces, at “Listening Stops”, through speakers that are bolted to the bike. A USB flash drive with the twice weekly professionally produced program is plugged into speakers.