• Fledgling TV Station in Afghanistan’s Ghazni Province Honored

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    In one of the most volatile provinces of Afghanistan, four young men, using their own money, set up a spartan TV station in May 2010. In order to help them give voice to the people of the province of Ghazni, in 2011 Internews started providing Ghaznawyan TV with equipment upgrades and skills training through its Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP).

  • Pakistan Through Our Eyes

    3 Pakistani girls, two share an umbrella
    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas will share their unique perspectives on their communities at a special international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 pm.

    The photographers, most in their 20s and hailing from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, represent the multiple regions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. Sponsored by Internews, National Geographic, and USAID, the exhibit will provide glimpses of everyday life in a largely un-photographed corner of the world.

  • Disaster communications: covering the 'last mile'

    Disaster communications: covering the 'last mile'
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    (This article in The Guardian discusses Internews' report "Connecting the last mile: the role of communications in the great east Japan earthquake.")

    In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, from earthquakes to armed conflicts, survival depends on knowing the answers to questions such as: Is it safe to go back home? Should I stay where I am or go for help? Where are my family and friends? How and where can I go for help? Where is the nearest health facility?

  • Afghan Media Embrace a Critical Role in Up-coming Elections

    A woman photographs
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    More than 100 Afghan media professionals, a third of whom were women, attended a workshop to discuss the media’s critical watchdog and education role in upcoming elections, alongside the Afghan Independent Elections Commission (IEC).

  • Women in Pakistan Use Online Media to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence

    Take Back the Tech campaign poster
    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Soofia was the creative director at an advertising agency in Islamabad, Pakistan. A close associate of her boss made several sexually inappropriate comments to her over an extended period, making her feel extremely uncomfortable. When she finally confronted him, he made lewd remarks and tried to attack her. Soofia was forced to resign from the organization and was asked to keep quiet about the events.

  • New Report Examines the Role of Communications in the Disastrous 2011 Earthquake in Japan

    Cover: Connecting the Last Mile
    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a powerful earthquake and mega-tsunami that swept away entire towns and villages, leaving over 18,000 people dead or missing, over 6,000 injured and over 470,000 survivors seeking shelter. Some of the worst affected areas were without power, mobile phone networks and internet access for months.