• “Yes, Internews has changed my life!”

    Ghassen Gacem with camera
    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Ghassen Gacem didn’t know what he was getting into when he stumbled upon a Facebook post advertising an investigative journalism training session for youth that would be held near his home in Al Monastir, a city two hours south of Tunis, Tunisia. Held in partnership with local station Radio Monastir, the Internews-sponsored Youth Beat session promised a three-day hands-on training to teach participants how to use investigative journalism to deal with corruption in their communities.

  • Young Journalists Build Skills in Gaza

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Limited job opportunities face recent journalism school graduates in Gaza. Three talented young women, however, have found opportunities through Internews trainings, and are finding new outlets for their reporting:

    Amani Shnino

  • Egyptian Students Push to Improve Their Local Health Center

    medical waste
    Monday, April 8, 2013

    When a student was injured one day on his way home from school in the El Mahmoudia district of Aswan in southern Egypt, his friends took him immediately to the local health clinic for treatment. Upon arrival, the group was shocked to discover a serious lack of medical supplies and trained nurses. Heba Sayed, one of the students, found “There were no doctors, no medical instruments at all; just an inexpert nurse who tried to help him by using primitive and traditional treatments.”

  • Arab Spring Freedom of Press

    Arab Spring Freedom of Press
    Friday, February 22, 2013

    (Jamal Dajani, Internews VP of the Middle East & North Africa, is interviewed in this CNN video report.)

    Two years after the Arab Spring began, how are journalists coping? With a newfound freedom of press and help from media development NGOs, has the mideast media become more transparent? Michael Holmes reports.

    Watch the video:

  • Tunisian Journalists Put New Skills into Practice

    Three Tunisian women
    Monday, December 31, 2012

    Internews’ Youth Beat project trains young Tunisian journalists to improve their reporting skills on elections, civic participation and the future of Tunisia. Here are the profiles of three women who participated in an investigative journalism and radio reporting workshop hosted by Internews and partner Radio Le Kef. During the training, protests erupted in the town of Seliana, 18 miles away, giving the journalists an opportunity to cover breaking news, with wide exposure for their work.

  • Climate Communications Day at Doha Focuses on New Approaches to Reach New Audiences

    Two female participants talk at the conference
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    As heads of state began to arrive in Doha last week to start the high-level COP18 negotiations towards a legally binding climate deal, more than 120 journalists, scientists, activists and communications experts gathered at the second annual Climate Communications Day to discuss how best to communicate climate-related issues.

  • Egyptian Youth Learn About Media, Civic and Social Participation

    students write on butcher paper
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    “I used to watch TV [and] radio, but never realized that I can do film or be an announcer,” said Mohamed Ahmed, one of 50 Egyptian students who recently took part in two social media camps designed to expand youth participation in Egyptian media.

    Hosted by Internews in collaboration with the Egyptian Association for Media Creation and Development and the Hawaa Al-Mostakbel Society, the three-day camps served as a platform for students to learn practical media skills such as objectivity, accuracy, ethics and the negative consequences of hate speech, as well as work collaboratively and share knowledge with their peers.

  • Iraqi Journalists Closely Examine Oil Industry

    A journalist stands in front of a power plant
    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    The oil industry is critical to Iraq’s future, accounting for almost 95% of the government’s revenues. Yet much of the public – and Iraq’s media – don’t have a strong understanding of the complex issues surrounding the international oil industry.

    Through a mentorship program organized by Internews, a select group of local journalists now have long-term access to international mentors with strong backgrounds in energy reporting.