• Amid Rise in Attacks, New Coalition Advocates for Afghan Journalists’ Safety

    Four men and one woman sit around a table that has food and glasses on it.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    2014 was another deadly year for journalists in Afghanistan. Multiple local and international reporters were either singled out or collateral damage in a string of attacks by Taliban extremists, who last year intensified their assault on individuals and institutions perceived to be allied with Western forces.

  • Earth. Data. Action.

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    February 4th, 2015
    Folsom Street Foundry – 1425 Folsom Street
    5:30 pm

    Join us to learn and celebrate how technology, data, and networks are enabling voices around the world to manage and protect our lands and oceans.

  • In Solidarity

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    In the wake of the tragic attacks on media in Paris, Internews stands with all media and journalists around the world in pursuit of freedom of expression.

    Read a statement from the Committee to Protect Journalists for more information.

  • A Young Liberian Returns to His Country to Fight a Deadly Virus

    Boakai Boley standing by American and Liberian flags
    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Boakai Boley is Internews’ Health Communication Liaison Officer in Liberia. Boley was born and raised in Liberia, spent a decade in refugee camps in Sierra Leone and Ghana, and then moved to the US to study at university. Here he reflects on his return to Liberia to help fight the spread of Ebola.

  • Egyptian Journalists Build Skills amid Instability

    A man holds a newspaper up and points to it
    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Within the current environment of political instability in Egypt, a big challenge for journalists is navigating an objective role in a contentious society.

    Internews in Egypt successfully brought together in November and December fifty media professionals with differing opinions to discuss the meaning of democracy and the role of the journalist within this climate.

  • Wired in a Cyber Wasteland

    The Ventured Life
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    (This article from The Ventured Life discusses the technology revolution occurring in Myanmar, including the country’s first hackathon developing tech solutions for social problems, which was supported by Internews. David Madden, Internews Strategy Advisor, is quoted in the article. Madden led the launch of the Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Greenhouse, a project supported by Internews, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Internews Impact: Our Story in Numbers

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Our new Impact Report shows where and how Internews works to support the free flow of information that empowers citizens worldwide. Click through to learn about some of the amazing people we've worked with in the past year, from South Sudan to Afghanistan.

    I'm proud of what we've accomplished with our supporters and our global staff. And I thank you for believing in the power behind our simple motto: Local Voices, Global Change.

    Jeanne Bourgault
    President, Internews

  • Media Dangers in Global Conflict Zones

    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO, was interviewed on "Smart Women, Smart Power" - a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

    Host Nina Easton interviewed Bourgault about media and information in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. Although around the world the situation for journalists and press freedom has seen setbacks, Bourgault expressed optimism about the future.