• Fished From The Water, Soggy Docs Reveal Ukrainian Corruption

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    (Oleg Khomenok, Senior Media Advisor for Internews in Ukraine was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered for this story about retrieving former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's documents.)

    Before former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled, thousands of documents were dumped. Oleg Khomenok, coordinator of Scoop in Ukraine, explains how they were recovered and what they reveal.

  • “Somali Voices” Radio Program Connects Families, Fosters Dialogue on Tough Issues

    Young Somali women write at their desks in a classroom
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Internews has established three community radio stations in Somalia, in partnership with Star FM, a Nairobi-based Somali language radio station. Somali Voices, a radio program started by Internews to give voice to different groups including local government, civil society organizations, youth, and IDPs, is one of the most popular programs broadcast on the stations.

  • New National Broadcaster in Ukraine

    Screenshot from Hromadske TV
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Just a few months ago, Hromadske.tv was a fledgling Ukrainian online TV channel broadcasting to a fairly small audience of people with high-speed Internet connections and the will to actively seek out objective news, amid an environment increasingly hostile to independent viewpoints. On February 26, Hromadske.tv launched prime-time broadcasting to a national audience on one of the country’s most-viewed TV channels, First National.

  • Haiyan Radio

    Radio 1 - Altijd benieuwd
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    (Stijn Albers, Internews Teamleader for the Humanitarian Information System in the Philippines was interviewed on the Radio 1 in the Netherlands about Radyo Bakdaw. The interview is in Dutch.)

    De geboorte van een nieuwe radiozender! Radyo Bakdaw is een soort pop-upradio, die kort na het doortrekken van orkaan Haiyan over de Filipijnen in recordtempo werd opgestart. Door een ex-collega nog wel: Stijn Aelbers.

  • “Code for Change Myanmar” Launched

    Code for Change Myanmar logo
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    A new technology initiative called "Code for Change Myanmar" aims to help the technology community in Myanmar tackle some of the key challenges facing the country. The initiative, which is supported by Internews, was launched February 19 in Yangon.

    "Myanmar is on the cusp of a technology revolution,” said Internews Senior Strategy Advisor and Code for Change Myanmar Founder, David Madden. “This creates great opportunities to use technology to improve people's lives."

  • Slideshow: Myanmar Journalists

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Internews has been laying the foundations of a more inclusive media in Burma (Myanmar), a sector whose health is vital for the democratization and peace processes. Read the report New Freedoms, New Challenges, and through the slideshow below, meet some of the incredible journalists in Burma that Internews has worked with over the years:

  • Mon Mon Myat: Feeding the (Information) Hungry

    Mon Mon Myat
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    THE 90-YEAR-OLD ART Deco Shwe Hinthar cinema in Bago town appears faded and worn. But for three days, inside its hulking brown walls were brief echoes of a former heyday, as hundreds packed the building for its first-ever human rights film festival.

    "lt was an eye opener," said festival organizer Mon Mon Myat, who toured the festival in the fall of 2013 to fourteen venues around the country. "People are still not getting enough information. There is a real hunger for more, especially in rural areas."

  • Yeni: Back in the Fray

    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    ON A TYPICAL, hectic day in the bare-bones but crowded offices of The Irrawaddy in downtown Rangoon, Yeni is a deceptively quiet presence.

    As head of the Burmese-language section of the news outlet, he has helped steer the former exile organization through a testing transition back into the fray of local media in the country’s commercial capital.

    The competition is fierce, the new media landscape fraught with uncertainty - and he is relishing it all.

  • Naw Noreen: From Refugee to Reporter

    Naw Noreen
    Sunday, February 23, 2014

    IT WAS DIFFICULT to have ambitions while growing up as a stateless ethnic Karen refugee in a camp on the Thailand­ Burma border. Long before refugee resettlement abroad was a possibility and Burma had a quasi-civilian government, Naw Noreen faced a future strewn with barriers.

    Today, she relishes the ever increasing freedoms and opportunities ahead of her as a radio journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB).

    "As a normal person you don't get a chance to talk to many kinds of people. But as reporters, we can talk to anyone, from ordinary people experiencing problems to the president," she said.