When the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, resulting in more than 230,000 deaths and at least 300,000 injuries in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, communications infrastructure went critical. Read more »
In 2003, a staggering 700 people were dying every day in Kenya as a result of HIV complications. AIDS was a disease of crisis proportions, still characterized at the time by secrecy, fear, rumor, myth and misleading information. Read more »
Technologists, media experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan began a four-day forum and workshop today. The 2nd Kabul Innovation Lab, organized by Internews with support from USAID, will create new ways for the media to use digital and emerging technologies to reach new audiences and distribute content. The event aims to develop innovative technology-based systems to improve the media’s reach, professional standards, and quality of content. Read more »
(Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar, Executive Director of Nai, is interviewed in this C-SPAN video. Nai is an Afghan media development organization supported by Internews.)
Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and describe the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists.He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Read more »
Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) creates a strong foundation for environmental journalism around the world by training local journalists, establishing journalism networks and facilitating partnerships. These goals were boosted recently with a major new partnership between EJN and the University of California at Berkeley to train environmental journalists. With evolving change in Burma, the effects of working with local journalists to report on environmental concerns became evident. Read more »
While digital information technology has revolutionized life in many other countries, due to war and poverty, Afghanistan has lagged behind. Starting in 2011, Internews established the network of Anaar Multimedia Centers in Afghanistan to help link Afghans to each other and to the rest of the world. The centers, located in Hirat, Mazar e Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar, provide access to computers and the Internet and to new media tools.