• 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.

  • The Silent Crime

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    In Sri Lanka, the government has promised widespread media reforms. In this hopeful moment, however, sexual harassment and intimidation both online and offline remains one of the most powerful barriers to women's participation in media. Renowned Sri Lankan journalist Dilrukshi Handunnetti is trying to change that:

    “If you are an equal opportunity employer, you should ensure that you are not only hiring, you are making the conditions so that women can stay on, work and progress.”

  • Forums in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Address Freedom of Information and Threats and Challenges for Journalists

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    In an effort to enhance freedom of expression and access to information in the three Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Internews organized forums in each country to provide key representatives from media, civil society and state institutions a unique opportunity to share their concerns and hopes on the issues. 120 participants attended the three forums.

  • EJN InfoCongo Fund will Support In-Depth Reporting in Central Africa

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    With the support of the World Resources Institute, the initiative InfoCongo will finance stories that highlight the environmental change in the region. InfoCongo.org is the geoJournalism platform of Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in Central Africa. Launched in August 2015, it aims to identify local and international reporters dedicated to covering environmental issues in the region. The main focus is to show the impacts of environmental change on human lives and ecosystems.