• Radio Bakdaw Connects Donors with Neighbors in Need

    A man lifts a wheelchair out of a boat
    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Moving around had become quite a challenge for Loring (Lorena Milagros Abuda), since the typhoon had wrecked her wheelchair. Before, she was working as a mobile phone reloader, but the loss of her wheelchair had kept her bedridden.

    When she heard about the free services offered by Radyo Bakdaw (“Rise”) through her neighbor’s radio, Loring sent a text message to the station.

    After the radio station aired her story, a kind-hearted listener named Sonny Patron decided to contact the radio station.

  • Samar folk refuse to be silent, sing live on radio

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information project in the Philippines is covered in this article from the Philippine Star.)

    MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – Despite patchy electricity supply and the local radio station still not operating in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Christmas will not be silent in the storm-devastated town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

    The non-government organization Internews set up an emergency radio station last Nov. 26 in Guiuan where the monster typhoon made landfall last Nov. 8.

  • Radio Broadcasts in South Sudan Inform a Public Fearful of Worsening Conflict

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, along with a network of four community radio stations across the country, have maintained thoughtful, informative and fact-based coverage throughout the recent emergence of violence in South Sudan.

    Through a rapidly-changing security situation, the stations have adapted their broadcast schedule to focus on clear newscasts that encourage calm and inform the public.

  • Becoming a journalist in the largest refugee camp in the world

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    As the conflict in Syria stretches into a third year, more than two million Syrians, half of them children, have fled into neighboring countries, along with more than four million people who are displaced inside Syria. Most live in information voids − distrusting of media inside and out of Syria, and with very little access to any media at all.

  • Video Provides a Glimpse of the Critical Role of Humanitarian Radio in the Philippines

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Internews consultant Max Graef of RadioActive produced this short video from Tacloban and Guiuan in the Philippines where Internews has set up an emergency humanitarian radio station - Radio Bakdaw. The station provides vital information to people living in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyaan/Yolanda. RadioaActive provided radio equipment and technical assistance to help get this station on the air. 

  • New Forum in Bhutan Supports Journalists Covering the Environment

    A group of journalists look out over a river
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    A group of journalists in Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom perhaps best known for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, have joined together to create a local network of reporters committed to covering environmental issues.

    Working with the financial and technical support of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and The Third Pole, the Bhutan Forum of Environmental Journalists was launched in October during a three-day workshop organized under the patronage of the Bhutan Media Foundation.

  • Making Data Personal

    dustduino sensor device
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    For many journalists, especially those working in developing countries, coverage of sensitive environmental issues is severely constrained by a lack of accessible information and data. And in certain ecosystems, such as the Amazon rainforest or Ganges Delta that are in constant flux, reliable data can be difficult to find.

  • Climate News Mosaic Provides Stories from Climate Change Conference Missed by Mainstream Media

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    The 19th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland was full of dramatic moments – moments largely missed by mainstream media outlets. As the world reeled from images of flattened communities across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its partners provided real-time coverage – coverage that was minimal or entirely lacking in many of the world’s leading publications – of the international climate negotiations, where this natural disaster took center stage.

  • Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists Covers Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Radio tower in the Philippines
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) joined with the Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) to carry out a successful crowdfunding campaign in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. PNEJ will be use funds to send a delegation of journalists from other regions to Tacloban City to learn from first responders, provide funding for ongoing story production, and finance improvements to PNEJ’s SMS platform that allows journalists to spread news and information via text messages.

  • “Information is like a light,” says UN's John Ging

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Bill Germinal of Radio Bakdaw in the Philippines, interviewed John Ging, Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), on December 15, 2013 about the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan.

    Speaking about the information that Radio Bakdaw provides, Ging said, “You’re turning on a light. Information is like a light. It’s taking people out of the dark.”

    Watch an excerpt from the interview: