On a dry afternoon in 2008 Arthur Zoungagde aka The Genius, a native of the small town of Obo in the Southeastern tip of Central African Republic (CAR), found a microphone on the ground. He picked it up, brushed off the dust and instinctively spoke into it. To his surprise, he heard his own voice a few meters away coming out of an abandoned radio receiver. Read more »
The Internews-sponsored project infoasaid is covered in this post by Jason Cone, Communications Director at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), on the blog of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University.Read more »
The Roster will allow Internews to identify, assemble and deploy, within 24-48 hours, groundbreaking response teams to provide life-saving information and improve communications with disaster-affected people. Read more »
“This is the first time the award was presented to an Arabic speaking journalist and also the first time a journalist practicing outside the capital N’Djamena won this prize,” said Rachat.
Rachat works for Radio Sila in Goz Beida, one of the three humanitarian information service radio stations in eastern Chad established by Internews. His coverage of the situation of displaced populations upon their return to their villages of origin, produced in October, caught the attention of the jury panel for this third year of the competition. Read more »
In 2003, when Sudan was still embroiled in civil war, Sudan Radio Service, the country’s first independent broadcaster of news and information, was launched with USAID assistance. In the early days, broadcasts took place on shortwave from Nairobi for just one hour per day. Read more »
17-year-old Suuban* endured 16-hours of child labor on the back of a truck, fleeing drought conditions in Sakow, in southern Somalia, to the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, in North-East Kenya. Her delivery was severely damaging to her health, but she didn’t seek medical attention.
When she arrived at the camps, other refugees told her that only women who had given birth inside the camps could see doctors. This was not true. Read more »