• 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.

  • Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • Accountability after Haiyan

    IRIN
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    (Stijn Aelbers, who was project director for Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines, was interviewed for this article from IRIN News.)

    LONDON, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations.

    The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator.

  • Listening to the Citizens of Gaza: Weekly Updates on the Humanitarian Information Response

    Gaza weekly report - issue 15
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Through radio broadcasts and SMS/mobile communication, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) in Gaza provides a mechanism for Gazans to communicate with aid agencies and get the information they need to improve their daily lives.

    Internews produces weekly reports about the type of information being broadcast, the main concerns that Gazans are expressing via feedback and results of surveys that have been conducted.

  • Mingkaman FM: Helping to Foster Peace among Cattle Keepers

    A man holds a cell phone
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Smoke billows from piles of smoldering cow dung at a cattle camp outside the town of Mingkaman, South Sudan. Children covered in ash dump grain bags full of fresh manure on to the ground, beside their makeshift homes.

    Once dried by the sun, they throw it on to the burning dung heaps. This keeps mosquitos from biting and infecting the nearly 3,000 head of cattle, a source of livelihood for dozens of families living in the cattle camp.

  • Raising Awareness about Ebola in Guinea at the Heart of the Epidemic

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Internews had just started working in Guinea to build the capacity of local journalists in conflict-sensitive and humanitarian information reporting when the Ebola epidemic broke out in the south-east of the country.

    Jérémie Soupou, Internews' Humanitarian Liaison Officer, immediately began contacting local media and organizing trainings on how best to report on the outbreak. He met with journalists and gave them advice on how to better report and raise awareness of the epidemic of Ebola raging in the region, and advised them to keep the local population informed on a regular basis.