• Online Freedom in the Balance

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • Online Freedom in the Balance

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • New Interactive Map Reveals Iraq’s Oil Infrastructure

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Journalists and others keen to understand Iraq’s oil industry have a new tool at their disposal: an interactive map showing the locations of oil pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals, gas fields, oil wells and oil fields around the country. The map, created under Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq, marks the first time this data has been publicly available in one place.

  • With Hard Work and Help from Internews, a Palestinian Journalist Scores Big

    Two women talking, one with a laptop
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Taghreed Emoor has had a dream since childhood. “I’ve always wanted to be an international sports anchor,” she told Internews in a recent interview. “My entire family is passionate about sport. My brother is even a soccer player on the Palestinian national team!”

    The odds were against this young Palestinian woman: competition for radio reporting jobs is fierce, and Gaza has very few female sports anchors. Yet she was determined.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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: