• “Not Having Information Makes Us Feel Lost”

    Two men and a dog sit on the side of a street listening to a portable radio
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Survivors of the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal are expressing concerns about lack of access to credible timely information, according to two assessments conducted by Internews in May. Since women were identified as being particularly vulnerable after the earthquake, the goal was to make sure their feedback was included.

  • Data journalist Eva Constantaras creates possibilities for digital journalism

    Data journalist Eva Constantaras creates possibilities for digital journalism
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    (This post from Newszou features an interview with Eva Constantaras, Internews Data Journalism Advisor.)

    “You probably don’t care about data. People don’t care about data. People care about people and you care about people,” Eva Constantaras said.

    This is how Eva Constantaras, the Internews Data Journalism Advisor, begins her 40 hour-long workshops on data journalism. It’s almost like her catchphrase.

  • Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Get Information

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    As the situation unfolds in Nepal, the affected populations need quick, reliable information to aid in their survival and recovery. Government officials estimate the earthquake has resulted in more than 7,500 deaths and 16,000 injuries and affected additional millions, with hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed.

    Please make a donation today to help people get the information they desperately need. 

  • Afghanistan Government Pledges to Protect Journalists and Freedom of Speech

    Abdullah Abdullah stands behind a group of microphones.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    “We will support you and stand by you,” H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, told journalists gathered at a media conference in Kabul on April 26, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.

    The two-day conference, titled “Media and Transition Decade,” was organized by the Afghanistan Journalists Federation (AJF), an association of nine media support organizations that represents a cross-section of Afghanistan’s media sector and aims to serve as a bridge between media outlets and the government.

  • Nepal Earthquake Victims Need Your Help – Information Saves Lives

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    We woke up to the news yesterday that a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. There has been widespread damage in the Kathmandu valley and the death toll is climbing rapidly.

    The situation on the ground is still unclear; Internews staff members are safe and accounted for, but we need your help to respond.

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Rostaye
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • Land of temples and tech

    The Economist
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    (This article from The Economist discusses Phandeeyar, a center currently being incubated through Internews with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Internews Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Access to Trusted, Quality, Local News and Information

    Jeanne Bourgault holds up a poster of 3 women
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President and Chief Executive Officer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on March 25 on the importance of access to trusted, quality, local news and information.

    She emphasized the need to increase efforts to engage more women around the world in media and information. "When women’s voices are heard, and when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves," said Bourgault.  "Additionally, when women have access to accurate, trusted, relevant locally produced information, they make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities."