• How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

    USAID: From the American People
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    (Internews' project helping Guinea's journalists report on Ebola is covered in this article from USAID.)

    Before coming to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, I worked as a TV news correspondent for more than 12 years. I covered everything from school shootings to presidential inaugurations and worked alongside some pretty incredible journalists.

  • Fighting fear with information

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    "I was talking with some reporters recently, and one of them told me about a university teacher who believed that Ebola wasn’t real. He washed his hands at the door just because he had to. And that’s an intellectual, thinking it’s not real. So traditional public relations messages have not worked." − Pierre Mignault, Ebola Chrono radio program manager

    To respond to misinformation about Ebola, Internews started Ebola Chrono, a radio program broadcast every weekday that acts as a forum for local people to share information and personal stories.

  • Fighting fear with information

    A reporter interviews a health worker in a tent
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    An interview with Pierre Mignault, Internews in Guinea

    Shortly after schools reopened in Guinea, in January, a rumor started that the Red Cross was going to spray the Ebola virus in schools.

  • 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.)

  • Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.