• Earth Journalism Website Relaunched!

    Earth Journalism Network logo
    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has launched a redesigned website that will serve as a virtual portal for our 4,500 member journalists and dozens of organizational partners. The website can be used to broadcast published stories to a wider audience, discover new training and fellowship opportunities, take advantage of EJN’s growing list of journalism toolkits and reporter resources, and debate environmental issues through the website’s private discussion boards.

  • Small Grants Winners Use EJN Awards to Strengthen Networks, Reporting

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Environmental journalists, supported by a small grants program totaling $50,000 from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), have been building and strengthening networks to improve the quality of environmental reporting in their communities.

    This year’s group of grantees – from Central Asia, the Philippines, Argentina, the Central African Republic and Tunisia – trained more than 450 journalists and produced close to 250 stories.

  • Collaborative Reporting Project Nominated for Daniel Pearl International Investigative Reporting Award

    Woman stands behind a screen
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    The Mafia’s Shadow in the Americas, a cross-border investigation on the impact of organized criminal gang activity on human rights in Latin America, was recently nominated as one of six finalists for the 2013 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, an annual prize given by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.  

  • In Armenia, Public Art Draws Attention to Social Issues

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    In Armenia, Internews has been supporting a variety of public art projects focused on drawing public attention to social and political issues. Public art can serve as an important way to voice alternative viewpoints and raise public awareness when a country's media is strictly controlled or censored.

  • Radio Coverage Critical to Smooth First Election Held in Dadaab Refugee Camp

    Journalist interviews a man in Dadaab camp
    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    The world’s largest refugee camp held elections for community leaders this week, in a massive logistical event coordinated by the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs. For most of the refugees in Dadaab this was the first time they had ever cast a ballot, and the need for education and information around the election process was critical. With more than 1700 candidates running for office, and a largely illiterate electorate, the challenges were immense.

  • Bosnian Student Helps Open the Conversation on LGBT Rights

    Man and woman stand next to each other holding the award
    Friday, August 30, 2013

    Job loss, eviction, and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed, and fear of these risks prevents them from reporting discrimination and bias-motivated crimes.

    "I would not dare press charges against anyone who victimized me for being a lesbian; it would only lead to more problems for me," said one BiH citizen, who preferred to remain anonymous.

  • In World’s Largest Refugee Camp, Souktel & Internews Empower Residents Via Mobile and Radio

    In World’s Largest Refugee Camp, Souktel & Internews Empower Residents Via Mobile and Radio
    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    (SoukTel sent out this e-newsletter about a project in the Dadaab refugee camp using SMS and radio.)

    As the turmoil escalates in Syria, a growing number of refugees are fleeing the nation in search of safety. Unfortunately, they comprise just a small segment of the millions around the world who are forced to live in refugee camps, whether temporarily or for decades. In these situations, it's all the more important--yet all the more challenging--for aid agencies to connect with these displaced communities quickly and effectively.