• Afghanistan Government Pledges to Protect Journalists and Freedom of Speech

    Abdullah Abdullah stands behind a group of microphones.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    “We will support you and stand by you,” H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, told journalists gathered at a media conference in Kabul on April 26, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.

    The two-day conference, titled “Media and Transition Decade,” was organized by the Afghanistan Journalists Federation (AJF), an association of nine media support organizations that represents a cross-section of Afghanistan’s media sector and aims to serve as a bridge between media outlets and the government.

  • Women's Voices. Powering Change.

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    When women's voices are heard, when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves.

    We invite you to join us in a five-year initiative that will build women's leadership in the media and information sectors, improve the inclusion of women in the news, and ensure safe access to information and the Internet for women and girls.

  • Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

    Communication Initiative - Media Development
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    (Internews' humanitarian information response to the typhoon in the Philippines is described in this article from Communication Initiatives.)

    When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.

  • Nepal Earthquake Victims Need Your Help – Information Saves Lives

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    We woke up to the news yesterday that a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. There has been widespread damage in the Kathmandu valley and the death toll is climbing rapidly.

    The situation on the ground is still unclear; Internews staff members are safe and accounted for, but we need your help to respond.

  • Nile FM: A Community Radio Station Born in Response to Crisis

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    As the sun rises and a new day begins, Julia Paulo Ding gets ready for work in the two-and-a-half-by-four meter blue and white tent she shares with her older sister’s family. They all — three adults and three children — live together in a displaced peoples’ camp on the outskirts of Malakal, Upper Nile state, in South Sudan.

  • High Profile Trustees Join Internews’ UK Board

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The trustees of Internews Europe are delighted to welcome new respected professionals to the London-based board.

    The new trustees, who have been appointed with immediate effect, are: Yann Borgstedt, Sach Chandaria, Matt Chanoff, John Mengers, Stephen Salyer, and Mark Stephens CBE.

    Internews’ founder, and Europe board chair David Hoffman said, “A non-profit organization is only as good as its board. We are honored to welcome such highly esteemed trustees at a time of great growth and renewal for Internews.”