• Egyptian Teens Revitalize Their Crumbling School

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    The Coptic Preparatory School for Boys, one of the oldest public schools in the Al Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt, has fallen into a state of disrepair. In part of the building, crumbling walls at risk of collapse forced the administration to move the 490 students into just nine classrooms, lined with broken desks and chipping paint.

  • Covering Energy in Iraq

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two new videos, one in English and one in Arabic, describe the history of oil development in Iraq. The videos were produced by Internews' Covering Energy project in Iraq, which was designed to raise energy literacy across the Iraqi media, create and embed a core of specialist energy reporters, and help the media and civil society fulfill their vital role in assisting positive moves by the government towards greater transparency and accountability in the industry and promote a more active role for citizens in the development of their country.

  • 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.”

  • “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.

  • 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.