• Profile: Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network

    Gustavo (R) interviews a man - white domes in the background
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    In 2007, I was an environmental politics correspondent based in Brasilia, Brazil. Most of my stories that year demonstrated the dramatic links between global warming and the local political action to halt deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. That December, the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali was the one place to be as an environmental journalist. I had to be there. But the costs and the challenge of being away from the newsroom for two weeks seemed insurmountable.

  • Chinese Journalists and Researchers Focus on Scientific Communication at Fisheries Forum

    Journalists gather around a man at a fish tank
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Collectively, the nations of the world catch around 90 million metric tons of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans every year, with China as the world’s largest producer and consumer of seafood. This is an important fact but does it tell the whole story?  Here’s another piece of information: the total weight of fish removed from the ocean each year is about equivalent to the combined weight of the entire human population of China. Which statistic is more memorable?

  • “Boda Boda Talk Talk” – a Bike Delivers Information to Displaced People in South Sudan

    A crowd of people gather around a quad bike
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Internews in South Sudan has developed an innovative recorded audio program to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced at two of the UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites in Juba following the conflict in South Sudan that broke out in mid-December 2013.

    The service utilizes a quad bike that moves around the site playing the programs in dedicated public spaces, at “Listening Stops”, through speakers that are bolted to the bike. A USB flash drive with the twice weekly professionally produced program is plugged into speakers.

  • UC Berkeley - Earth Journalism Visiting Scholar 2015: Call for Applications

    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting non-US journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for a semester-long scholarship to attend the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) for the spring semester of 2015 to take classes at the Graduate School of Journalism. Applications are due in by July 27th at midnight PDT.
  • For Kenyan Journalist, Berkeley Scholarship Opens a New World

    Rosalia Omungo
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    The journey to my fellowship in environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley began when I responded to a call for application sent to a list of former Climate Change Media Partnership Fellows to which I belong. My application was selected from a pool of close to 70 applicants from across the globe. And so the shift from Nairobi to Berkeley began in January.

  • International Council of Partners Launched for Earth Journalism Network

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    As part of its 10th anniversary year, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created a new Council of Partners to help guide future development of the network, particularly its regional activities. The Council was announced last month at Berkeley, where EJN gathered more than a dozen leaders of environmental journalists around the world at a training-of-trainers conference.

  • Local voices. Global change.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    A cardboard totem pole appears in the corner of your local barbershop with a microphone, and a question. That’s exactly what New Orleans residents began seeing pop up in their neighborhoods when the Listening Post began placing microphones in their communities.

  • Media Under Pressure: Protect the Rights of Journalists in Central African Republic

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    A statement from 18 journalism organizations in the Central African Republic (CAR) and international media support organizations, including Internews, calls on CAR’s transitional government and civilian, military, religious and traditional authorities to urgently address the plight of journalists in the CAR, to do everything possible to ensure respect for the right to information and the free flow of news, and to protect journalists in the course of their work.