The citizens of New Orleans have a new way to get their voices heard about important issues in their neighborhoods through a project called the Listening Post.
The project, which is a collaboration between New Orleans radio station WWNO and Internews, seeks to establish a two-way conversation with residents through which people can both contribute thoughts and commentary about issues in their neighborhoods, and also receive news and information in convenient and accessible ways. Read more »
The media literacy curriculum created by Internews’ local Armenian partner, the Media Initiatives Center (MIC), was officially approved by the Armenian Ministry of Education for use in public schools across the country beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. This represents a major accomplishment for MIC, which has been working on the curriculum for more than a year. Read more »
Yntymak, a multilingual TV and radio station in southern Kyrgyzstan, celebrated its one-year anniversary with a public ceremony and concert on September 5. Yntymak (which means “harmony” or “accord” in both Kyrgyz and Uzbek) was cofounded by Internews and the government of Kyrgyzstan to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks following a spate of ethnic violence in the South in 2010.
The station broadcasts TV and radio content in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Russian in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Osh and Jalalabad provinces. Read more »
JOHANNESBURG, 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - When an organization has thousands of staff based in offices all over the world, sharing new ideas - let alone implementing them - is no small task. Read more »
Local journalists in the Philippines are posting news and information on environmental issues and communicating with disaster-affected communities using an innovative new SMS-based reporting platform called EnviroNews. The platform was launched by the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists with support from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN). Read more »
Fatuma Abdi Gedi is a young woman from the Kenyan community of Dadaab - host to the world’s largest refugee camp. She had no previous journalism experience prior to her training with Internews, and is now a reporter and co-presenter on Gargaar, a daily Somali language radio program broadcast daily to the camps and local community.
Hundreds of listeners in South Sudan came to vote for and celebrate their new radio station associations, a big step towards true community ownership of the local stations.
“This association will be able to collect the views of the community and pass them on to the station,” said Naath FM Radio Association Member John Chuol Chap. “Naath FM will be able to broadcast programs that will represent the needs and concerns of our community. This will be useful for residents in the area, since this is our station.” Read more »