• Media Can Highlight Link Among Health Outcomes, Finance, and Governance

    Health Finance & Governance
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (A kit developed by Internews in Kenya in collaboration with USAID's Health Finance & Governance Project is described in this article from HFG.)

    In many countries, the media has a potentially key role to play in advancing the health agenda. Journalists can shine a light on critical, but often underreported stories by connecting the dots for the public, civil society organizations, and decision-makers so they can fully understand health priorities and the funding and governance issues behind them.

  • An Opportunity to Raise an Important Issue with US Secretary of State John Kerry

    John Kerry sits across the desk from an Eye Radio reporter
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Nichola Dominic Mandil Ukeil, Special Editor for Peace and Reconciliation for Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, reflects on his opportunity to interview US Secretary of State John Kerry during his trip to South Sudan in May. Eye Radio is supported by Internews.

    Interviewing the U.S Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, was a big morale boost for me as a journalist, and has empowered me to do my work better than ever. It was the biggest interview I have ever conducted.

  • 7 lessons to learn about Internet connectivity

    devex: Do Good, Do It Well
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (Internews' women's initiative is cited in this article from Devex about Internet connectivity.)

    Despite the excitement around efforts to connect the next billion people to Internet access, many foreign aid professionals still miss opportunities for innovation.

  • Information is Aid

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives. 

    In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information. 

  • Information is Aid

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is the first in a series of posts about addressing the information needs of migrants and refugees.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act: Part 2

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.

  • Listening is a Revolutionary Act

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

    "I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."