• "Information that helps refugees protect themselves is vital"

    CDAC Network - Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities
    Monday, September 19, 2016

    (Daniel Bruce, Internews Europe CEO, speaks about communicating to refugees in this podcast from CDAC.)

    Information saves lives. But getting the right message at the right time to hundreds of thousands of people making perilous journeys in many countries is an enormous challenge that still has not been fully addressed by humanitarian agencies.

  • A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    Deaf activist and journalist, Julius Shemang was frustrated with the lack of coverage of disability issues in mainstream media, In 2006, he started his own newspaper — Kafanchan Times —that covered disability as well as other human life issues. Although he had to put the paper on hiatus due to financial reasons, Julius still advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in Nigeria and to get the mainstream media to cover their issues, particularly regarding the passage of a disability rights law.

  • A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    People with disabilities in Kaduna State in Nigeria took to the streets in May to protest a proposed law banning street begging and hawking. The administration of governor Nasir el-Rufai said that the goal was to keep children in school rather than begging in the street and to enhance security after a street bombing that left 25 dead and others injured.

  • “I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    A series of stories by Ramesh Bhushal, Nepal editor for thethirdpole.net, and photographer Nabin Baral shows that climate change is increasing the chances of melting glaciers, landslides and deadly floods in Nepal. The stories were widely read and shared and had an impact on government officials and others.

  • Farmers Find Happy Listening in the Golden Land

    Image for Farmers Find Happy Listening in the Golden Land
    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    A young farmer – in flip flops, short sleeves, with his face uncovered – is spraying his crops with insecticide. Suddenly, in the next field over, he sees another farmer covered from head-to-toe in protective gear, and realizes that he is exposing himself to dangerous chemicals. Inspired, he dons close-toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves, and a facemask: lesson learned. 

  • “I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Apa Sherpa — who has climbed Everest a record 21 times — is not afraid of heights or blizzards.

    “The most worrying issue is that the mountains are holding less and less snow and I can feel it when I climb Mount Everest. It’s not a normal phenomenon,” he says.

  • Young Sri Lanka Journalist Wins an Award

    A man hands Vasantha Mary an award while another man watches
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Sri Lankan journalist Vasantha Mary, a One Sri Lanka Fellow, was recognized for producing the best Tamil feature article published in the month of July 2016. She was recognized by Lakehouse, one of Sri Lanka’s leading newspaper groups. Its monthly Ran Salakuna (Golden Mark) program recognizes the outstanding work of journalists working in the Sinhala, Tamil and English newspapers owned by the group. Vasantha works at Thinakaran newspaper and was previously employed at Virakesari, a leading Tamil daily.

  • Residents Hail Internews for Community Media Forum

    Daily Observer
    Monday, September 5, 2016

    (Internews' media development project in Liberia is cited in this article from the Daily Observer.)

    Residents at the crossroads town of Gbarnga, Bong County, have hailed Internews-Liberia, a USAID funded media development NGO, for the one day Community Media Forum held at the Gbarnga Intellectual Center. The Community Media Forum was the first forum organized by Internews-Liberia under the Liberia Media Development Program (LMD).

  • Mediated Information

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In a beauty parlor in the Macroyan area of Afghanistan, women gather to have their makeup done. Among the few public places in Afghanistan that are exclusively for women, the women watch beauty tips from Indian programming on TV, and surf Facebook for fashion pages.

  • Mediated Information

    Friday, September 2, 2016
    In a recent study of media use in three areas of Afghanistan, a salon and madrassa were among limited spaces where women consumed information without interpretation or mediation from men. The study was commissioned by Internews and looked at the particular local “information ecosystems” of these communities — how both men and women access, consume, influence, trust, and share information.