• Seng Mai, Myanmar: Local Journalism Against All Odds

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Seng Mai is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Myitkyina Journal, the only independent paper in Kachin State. She is the only women editor-in-chief in Myanmar.

  • Online Violence Against Women: A Global Issue

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization (CSO) that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.

  • Internews Celebrates World Radio Day in Liberia by Emphasizing the Role of Media in Fighting the Ebola Epidemic

    A man with a microphone and a recorder interviews a man holding a notebook.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    “During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, community radio served as the voice of the community,” said Internews Country Director in Liberia Mr. Henri-Paul Bolap during a five-hour live broadcast celebrating World Radio on February 13.

    In collaboration with UNMIL Radio, the broadcast on the theme “Radio in emergency and disaster” was held at the Paynesville Town Hall Playground in a suburb of Monrovia. People from surrounding areas including students, cleaners, youths, media heads, professionals, journalists and Civil Society Actors all took part in the event.

  • Nataliya Gumenyuk, Fighting the Propaganda War in Ukraine

    Monday, February 15, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Nataliya Gumenyuk is a Ukrainian reporter and co-founder of Hromadske TV, an independent online source of news. In 2015, she became director of the network. Nataliya believes that journalists must guard the truth and provide the public with objective information to counteract the propaganda coming from the Kremlin.

  • 15 Twitter accounts every data journalist should follow

    Carlapedret.cat
    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    (Internews Data Journalism Advisor Eva Constantaras is on this list of the top 15 twitter accounts for data journalists, from Carla Pedret's blog post.)

    Anyone interested in data journalism – also called data-driven journalism or #ddj – should know who are the experts in the field.

    Twitter is a good place to follow them and also to find training, tips and inspiration.

  • For World Radio Day: Messages from Mahad

    Friday, February 12, 2016

    Internews supports citizen engagement in media to connect and empower communities. For World Radio Day, February 13, we celebrate a radio program from South Sudan, one of the most difficult countries for journalists.

    In Mahad, an informal settlement of nearly 3,000 displaced South Sudanese, a young woman—Riak Akech—carries an audio recorder with her every day to record messages from residents for lost family members.

  • TechCon Talks DAB, Large and Small

    Radio World
    Friday, February 12, 2016

    (Two radio engineers from Internews in South Sudan are featured in this article from Radio World.)

    LONDON — The United Kingdom’s Radio Academy’s TechCon event provided a useful annual snapshot of the hot topics in radio engineering, and once again there were updates on the growth of DAB.

  • Messages from Mahad — Using the Airwaves to Connect with Family and Friends

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Riak Akech in Juba, South Sudan wakes up to the sound of the muezzin call to prayer for all Muslims. She’s a Christian, but uses the call as an alarm clock in her small tukul (hut) that she shares with her aunt and younger cousin. The tukul is constructed of bamboo and plastic sheets with a UN agency logo imprinted on it.