• In Memory of John Gatluak Manguet Nhial

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “Being a journalist in South Sudan is risking one’s life,” John Gatluak Manguet Nhial said to us last year. “But I have dedicated myself to serving my community through radio as a watchdog, informing them about what the politicians are doing once the citizens elect them to power.”

    John was killed in the late afternoon of July 11, 2016, during the recent violence that erupted in Juba, South Sudan. He was 32 years old.

  • Internews & Souktel Launch Digital Platform to Boost Community-Led Palestinian Media

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    (Internews' partnership with Souktel on a digital platform project is described in this article from Souktel.)

    From New York to New Delhi, local media outlets wield tremendous power. They have the potential to bring communities together, by reporting on key issues that unite citizens across political and social spectrums. But they can also polarize and divide audiences, undermining local cohesion. 

  • Protecting High-Risk Tech Users: A Movement for Usability

    Friday, July 8, 2016

    Human rights defenders need secure tools to document and report human rights violations. USABLE, a project designed to connect high-risk users of digital security and communications tools with developers, works to make those tools more open, accessible, and customizable.

    “Tools made with accessibility in mind are not necessarily made with security in mind, and vice versa, which is why building connections between users and developers is so vital.”

  • Protecting High-Risk Tech Users: A Movement for Usability

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Janvier Hakizimana has a radical idea.

    “Governments and large global bodies like the United Nations subsidize new medications to fight disease. Why not also subsidize the adaptation of technology so that it can meet the needs of local communities?”

  • The Silent Crime in Sri Lanka

    Khmer Times: News as it Happens
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    (This article in the Khmer Times is a re-print of a Medium article by Internews about harassment of women journalists in Sri Lanka.)

    The year 2012 was still a dangerous time to be a journalist in Sri Lanka. The 27-year civil war ended in May 2009, but the president who oversaw the final stages of the war, Mahinda Rajapaksa, continued to rule over this island nation of 21 million with an iron hand.

  • Telling our own stories

    African Independent
    Friday, July 1, 2016

    (Internews is supporting the film festival and training described in this article from African Independent.)

    Juba is the newest capital city in the world and the first edition of the Juba Film Festival, taking place from July 4 to 7 on the eve of South Sudan’s fifth independence anniversary, is changing perspectives and documenting transformation in the country.