• All the news that's fit to migrate

    devex: Do Good, Do It Well
    Monday, December 7, 2015

    (Internews' project providing information to refugees on Lesbos is covered in this article from Devex.)

    When refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, they board buses bound for their next destination. Speakers blaring overhead tell them what will happen next. They learn how to get a ticket for the ferry, where to sleep, what questions to expect.

  • The Gift of Information

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Imagine trying to move your family out of danger, without information. Without knowing where you’ll be safe, how to get there, or who can help.

    It’s #GivingTuesday – and we ask you to join us in recognizing this day by making a contribution to Internews. A contribution of any amount will help those who are displaced by conflict and violence connect with the information they need to survive. 

  • Internews to Partner with the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    More than 250 senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector are going to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016, of which Internews is a media partner.

    The Summit set for 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre will focus on technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

  • 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.

  • Caught in the Crossfire

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Three shooting stars lit up the sky — one right after the other. In Bambari, a small town of 40,000 in the Central African Republic (CAR), the lack of electricity made the sky seem darker and the stars more impressive than any I’d ever seen.

  • Help People in Emergencies Stay Connected and Empowered

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    We are reaching out to thank you for your support of Internews. Your generosity improves communities and saves lives by supporting safe and reliable news and information for hundreds of thousands of people. 

    Donate Now!

    Individual contributions are critical to our work. They are the primary source of funds that enable us to respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies. In 2015 we used these life-saving funds to: