• This Radio Station Is Trying To Heal One Of The Most War-Torn Parts Of Africa

    The World Post
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    (Internews' radio project in the Central African Republic is covered in this article from The World Post/Huffington Post.)

    There is a river that runs through Bambari, one of the largest cities in the Central African Republic. The city’s Muslim community lives on one side of the river. The Christians reside on the other. 

    The river is called Ouaka, and it has morphed from the life source of the fishing and farming community to a bitter dividing line.

  • Eye Radio in South Sudan (video)

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Eye Radio is a station in Juba, South Sudan managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews. It is where South Sudanese listeners can tune in seven days a week, 24 hours a day and hear local, national and international news and sports, with in-depth focus on a wide range of issues related to the development of South Sudan.

    Watch a video about Eye Radio

  • Telling the Story of the Environment in Asia

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    From water shortages in Nepal and China to floods in South Asia, climate change and other environmental issues are having a dramatic effect on Asia’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Rice for Radio

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    In some rural communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is no advertising market. To make ends meet, at least two radio stations are exploring creative funding models, including milling rice and renting event equipment. Their innovative business models, launched with small grants, are helping make media sustainable.

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  • In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives

    World Economic Forum
    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    (Internews' work providing information to people in crises is cited in this article from the World Economic Forum.)

    After every crisis, the humanitarian community asks itself: “What have we learned? What could we have done more efficiently and effectively?” These are critical questions that, hopefully, allow each successive response to save more lives and help communities recover more quickly.

  • Dreaming Big in Sri Lanka’s Emerging Tech Community

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    In Sri Lanka’s emerging tech community, there are many entrepreneurs who have a genuine wish to do well and do good and contribute to opening up sources of information beyond the traditional media outlets. Vimukthi Liyanage had the drive and skills to develop a news app but teaming up with Code4Good provided the key ingredients he needed to polish and launch his product.

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  • For refugees stuck in Greece, no news is bad news

    Christian Science Monitor
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Abdul Rahman Al Habab sits cross-legged in his family’s tiny corner of a large tent and pores over his prized phone. Every few days the father of three from Deir Azzour, Syria, turns on the Internet and checks in with his brothers, now in Germany and Sweden.