• Including Women in Media in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    A journalist interviews a woman in an outdoor market
    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Journalist Alice Wabiwa Fights for Women’s Rights in her Grassroots Community  

    Alice Wabiwa is the only woman out of a staff of ten at Radio Apide of Kamituga, an Internews partner community radio located in the Territory of Mwenga, South Kivu province, in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). However, when it comes to work, Wabiwa never feels intimidated or marginalized by her male counterparts. In fact, she actively promotes women’s rights.

  • Moot Court Competition in BiH Exposes Students to the Field of Media Law

    People assemble in a courtroom
    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    The forty-four law students from across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who gathered in the city of Zenica for the first national media law moot court competition on May 28-30 are new to the field of media law. A student from Sarajevo attested that he hadn’t even heard of the subject before he attended a series of Media Law Clinics supported by USAID’s Strengthening Independent Media (SIM) Project and implemented by Internews.

  • Dispatches from CAR: A Terrible Year

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    (Bangui, CAR) “I had to flee the house this morning with my children,” the chief editor said lightly as she arrived at the office. Virginie, like most of her colleagues in the newsroom of the local Association of Journalists for Human Rights (RJDH by its French acronym), is late. And while it is the rain which usually complicates their commute to the office, no dark clouds are to be seen in the sky this morning. Today, it seems as though the bullets are the ones pouring down.

  • Dispatches from CAR: Crossing the Bridge

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    (Bangui, CAR) "The Muslims will eat us!" jokes one of the journalists from the Association of Journalists for Human Rights (RJDH by its French acronym). But it is not really a joke. In today’s storyboard meeting we just suggested that we go to an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for Muslims, near the airport in Bangui. The purpose is to encourage our Central African colleagues to go beyond their limits.

  • Internews Loses Beloved Colleague, Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    On June 13, 2014 at the age of 53 Tairzhan Bakiyevich Tursunaliev, the permanent Technical Manager in the Southern region of the Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic suddenly passed away. Tairzhan Bakiyevich’s contribution to development of journalism of the Kyrgyz Republic can’t be overestimated. He brought up more than one generation of talented journalists, cameramen and radio workers.

    Internews Network staff expresses deep condolences to the family and close people of Tair Tursulaniev.

    The loving memory of him will remain in our hearts forever.

  • Afghan Festival Celebrates Youth Voices

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    To celebrate the skills and perspectives of the young people across Afghanistan, a country in which 70 percent of the population is under age 25, Internews and its local partners held the third Afghan Youth Voices Festival. Throughout the month of May, the nationwide event drew over 2500 people for a wide variety of activities ranging from film screenings and photo exhibits to multimedia trainings and open forum discussion sessions.

  • Nai Recognizes Seven Outstanding Afghan Journalists

    A woman holding an award in her hand stands on the stage with 3 men.
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    In May, Nai, a local Afghan media organization and Internews partner, celebrated World Press Freedom Day by recognizing Afghanistan’s most exceptional journalists. At a ceremony attended by more than 100 journalists, civil society members, government officials, and members of Parliament, Nai presented awards to the following seven journalists, selected by a jury from a pool of 60 nominees: