Women from across Afghanistan paid tribute to International Women’s Day during the culmination of an all-women’s technology training. In an effort to raise awareness about women’s rights and promote gender equality, these passionate youths presented a series of inspiring digital stories on issues ranging from motherhood to wearing the burqa. Read more »
The following article from IPS News covers Pamoja FM, a community radio station and Internews partner in Kenya.
In a Kibera-bound mini-bus taxi, the driver changes the station just as he turns onto Ngong Road, kilometres away from the Kenyan slum. He tunes into Pamoja Radio 99.9 FM, a local community radio station that broadcasts only in Kibera.
"Wacha tupate ushauri," the driver tells the passenger next to him in Swahili. Translated it means: "Let’s get some advice." Read more »
Anes and Enis Golubic are 16-year-old twin brothers who live in Hadzici, a suburb of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Enis suffers from cerebral palsy, which impairs his vision and movement. Nevertheless, he loves to dance and play sports, and he attends regular classes at a public high school where his favorite subjects are history and social sciences. Read more »
Respect for the rights of women and girls worldwide continues to lag behind that for the rights of men. Domestic and sexual violence, exploitation in the workforce, human trafficking and many other human rights abuses disproportionately affect women and girls. Read more »
At the culmination of the Take Back the Tech! Training, a collaborative international campaign that unites and empowers women to utilize information and communication technologies, Internews will showcase the digital stories produced by young Afghan women at a screening on March 8th.
The four-day training enables participants to use ICT platforms for advocacy to end gender-based discrimination. Twelve young Afghan activists from five provinces will attend the training and produce digital stories. Read more »
Following Nepal’s transition to democracy in 2006, the country’s media began a slow transition to independence. Despite some positive openings in policy and operation, journalists still face severe challenges in Nepal, including weak legal protections for freedom of expression and repeated incidents of violence against journalists.
At the behest of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Internews and 13 other international organizations recently visited Nepal to document and make recommendations about the conditions for media in Nepal. Read more »
Kenyan journalist Wycliffe Masinde knew that the girls in his home county Turkana were getting shortchanged on education. Only one third of school-aged girls attend school. In 2003, 20 girls enrolled in the newly established Longech free primary school. By 2010, only four were left to sit for graduation exams. Read more »
Current Internews advisor Adam Levin writes about his experience shepherding media law programs in Afghanistan while with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Center for Global Communication Studies, an Internews partner.Read more »