• Humanitarian Data Toolkit Provides Off-the-Shelf Solution to Assess Information Needs

    Signs for refugee camp services
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    To help humanitarian responders to quickly gather, analyze, and act upon data during a crisis, Internews and its partners have recently piloted the Humanitarian Data Toolkit, a physical box of tools and a ready-to-go research design that can be rapidly implemented anywhere. The toolkit was created through collaboration with the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, academic partner

  • On World Humanitarian Day, a Look at Internews' Refugee Radio Work in Dadaab

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, on the border of Kenya and Somalia, is a makeshift home to more than 400,000 people. In this transitory city the need for reliable, accessible humanitarian information was identified by Internews in 2011 as a critical need for a more effective humanitarian response.

  • The Messenger Matters

    The Messenger Matters
    Monday, August 19, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information program is covered in an article in This Monthly Developments Magazine.)

    When the Haiti earthquake struck in 2010, local radio broadcasting in Creole quickly alerted a disoriented population to safety measures and available aid. This helped get important information to many illiterate Haitians, who account for roughly half of the population. Most importantly, the lifesaving reports came from trusted local voices: Haitian journalists.

  • Despite Challenges, a Community Radio Station in Kenya Provides Valuable Information on HIV

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    Kangema RANET FM is a local community radio station serving a rural community in Central Kenya. Before a workshop conducted by Internews, the journalists at the station thought their community was not ready to talk about HIV and AIDS. They said they didn’t know anyone living with HIV in their community.

    Then some of the workshop speakers turned out to be their neighbors.

    The seven-day journalism workshop focused on HIV and stigma and made the journalists realize they had previously ignored the issue in their broadcasts.

  • Kenyan Journalist Saida Swaleh

    Saida Swaleh
    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Saida Swaleh is an award-winning journalist for Kenya Television Network (KTN) who learned much of her trade while working with Internews in Kenya.

    Though she had only been working as a journalist for about a year, in 2012 she was honored as first runner-up for the Media Council of Kenya’s Young Journalist of the Year Awards. This year she won the Gender Reporting Award with her colleague Angel Katusia. Called “Flesh of My Flesh,” the winning story was about the sex trade and included interviews with women who were sex workers and drug dealers in Mombasa, Malindi, Ukunda and Nairobi. 

  • One year of InfoAmazonia

    One year of InfoAmazonia
    Monday, June 24, 2013

    (This blog post on ecolab describes the Internews Earth Journalism Network's mapping project in the Amazon.)

    The geojournalism plataform InfoAmazonia is completing one year of life today. It was launched last year on June 17 in Brazil, during the Rio+20 negotiations. At that occasion we had a wonderful opportunity to get together with journalists, developers and other professionals involved with the environmental issue and discuss the best ways of telling the story behind data.

  • Towards a safer refuge in Dadaab

    Towards a safer refuge in Dadaab
    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    (This post for the European Commission's Echo in the Field blog mentions Internews role providing radio programs for refugees in Dadaab, Kenya)

    The astonishing sight of school children huddled around street lights on school nights has become a familiar sight in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab. This is where most school assignments get done. Oblivious to the evening rush, the youngsters train their eyes on their ruled notebooks.

  • New Interactive Map Reveals Iraq’s Oil Infrastructure

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Journalists and others keen to understand Iraq’s oil industry have a new tool at their disposal: an interactive map showing the locations of oil pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals, gas fields, oil wells and oil fields around the country. The map, created under Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq, marks the first time this data has been publicly available in one place.

  • Covering Energy in Iraq

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Two new videos, one in English and one in Arabic, describe the history of oil development in Iraq. The videos were produced by Internews' Covering Energy project in Iraq, which was designed to raise energy literacy across the Iraqi media, create and embed a core of specialist energy reporters, and help the media and civil society fulfill their vital role in assisting positive moves by the government towards greater transparency and accountability in the industry and promote a more active role for citizens in the development of their country.