• Information Reaches Remote Communities in Leer County

    A journalist interviews three women standing outside
    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    "We need to know more about the peace process in Juba,” said a resident of Thonyor Payam in Leer County, South Sudan. ”We’ve suffered so much in the war and our property has been destroyed. We don’t know what is happening in the city. What is going to happen to us?”

    These sentiments are echoed by many people in this remote part of the country.

  • Saving Lives through Health Journalism in South Sudan

    In an office, three journalists interview a woman
    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Dhieu Williams is convinced he can play an important role in his country, even saving lives. “We can be ambassadors within our country,” he said. “Producing well-researched reports for our listeners and readers. Knowledgeable reporting on health issues will save lives here.”

    Williams is a Juba-based newspaper journalist and he’s busy on his laptop setting up social media groups to link up 12 reporters from across South Sudan who have just completed an intensive training fellowship on how to cover health issues.

  • 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

    infocongo
    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.

  • Data Journalism: The New Normal in Kenya

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    In Kenya, dedicated journalists like Dorothy Otieno are using data to give depth and integrity to mainstream reporting. Otieno heads up the team at Nation Newsplex which published analysis of data showing thousands of Kenyan children are still leaving school early, with long-term consequences – they earn less and suffer more ill health than their more qualified peers. She says:

  • Kristina Henschen Elected to Internews' Trustee Board in Europe

    Kristina Henschen
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    (LONDON) Internews is pleased to announce the election of Kristina Henschen to the organisation’s trustee board in Europe.

    Repeatedly recognized as one of the most influential women in the field of development cooperation in Sweden, Henschen is the Secretary General of the Swedish trade union solidarity support organization Union to Union, and the chairperson of CONCORD Sweden. She has seven years’ prior experience with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

  • Apply Now: Reporter Fellowships to Attend the UN Climate Negotiations in Morocco

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), has announced Fellowship opportunities for journalists to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh, Morocco this November.

    The application is now open until July 8, 2016 at 5PM EST.