• Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Internews is a media partner of the Aid & Development Africa Summit taking place February 2-3, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 fast approaching, you are invited to hear from internationally recognised experts, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa, including:

  • In Guinea, Light after Darkness as an End to the Ebola Epidemic is Declared

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    It was a story of suspense and expectation. Guinea had been waiting for 42 days, six whole weeks since the last reported case of Ebola had been declared negative.

    As the epidemic proceeded, Guineans gradually took in the information available and paid heed to the advice. They learned to bring patients into medical facilities and to respect the instructions given on how to bury victims of Ebola.

    Dr. Diawara Facely, responsible for coordinating the fight against Ebola for the Guinean Red Cross, described the impact made by Ebola Chono, the Internews-backed radio show.  

  • For the World’s Daughters To See

    Chime for Change - Founded by Gucci
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    (This article from Chime for Change was written by Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault.)

    Anne Marie Slaughter, a US foreign policy expert, once said that when John Kerry was nominated as US Secretary State in 2013, her son asked her: “mom, how can a man be a Secretary?” For the previous eight years, two women had held the high-profile position. To me, the boy’s astonishment captures the influence of public role models in shaping a child’s perspectives on life and what can be done.

  • Reminder: Last chance to make your year-end gift!

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Today is the last day to make your tax-deductible gift to Internews. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve—and even save—lives with the power of news and information. 

  • Happy New Year from Internews!

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    To celebrate the holidays and the coming new year, we invite you to view highlights from the past year honoring dedicated local journalists and the communities they serve:

    Amplifying women and girls

    Journalist Ah Mee sits on a motorbike with a group of children.

  • From Ebola to Typhoid, a Radio Program in Guinea Tackles Issues within the Country’s Fragile Health System

    Amadou Korka Bah at the mic and a laptop
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    Today the World Health Organization announced that Guinea is free of Ebola virus transmission for the first time since the epidemic started there in March 2014.

    In January 2015, Internews established the radio program Ebola Chrono in response to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. The show presented Guineans with reliable information about Ebola and helped dispel rumors.

  • Happy New Year from Internews!

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    To celebrate the holidays and the coming new year, we invite you to view highlights from the past year honoring dedicated local journalists and the communities they serve.

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  • PeaceHackCamp — Building a Technology and Innovation Community in South Sudan

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    To many observers South Sudan might seem like a strange place for a technology event. The four-year-old nation is one of the least developed on earth and, since 2013, an ongoing civil war has brought with it economic chaos, widespread displacement of people, and increased food insecurity.

    In South Sudan, “innovating” would perhaps seem to be less of a priority than simply surviving the many challenges faced daily. In times of crisis, however, the two are often linked. And the focus of the recent #PeaceHackCamp was firmly on finding new, creative, South Sudanese solutions to South Sudan’s problems.

  • Mingkaman Together: A New Radio Program Eases Tensions in a Troubled Community

    A man sits in a radio studio in front of a mic
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    “It’s not about my tribe, it’s not about my cows,” sings Afro-Jazz musician Mer Ayang on the radio. “I’ve got lines, I’ve got dots, I’ve got marks on my face. Darling please don’t you see I’m a South Sudanese.”

    The voice of Mingkaman 100 FM host Majok Guet comes in. “Welcome to Mingkaman Together, a special program to ease community tension.”