“I hope that we’ll be able to meet in person someday,” says Ayal, a former Israeli soldier, to Jawad, a Palestinian activist, after they have communicated several times via a videoconference-satellite link in 1992. “I’d like to tell you what I’d have been doing if I were Palestinian. I think I would have fought against the occupation.” Read more »
“I listen to the radio all day,” says eighteen year-old Rahma Mohamed Ibed. “In the afternoons to Radio Sila when it comes on air at 4pm, and then the rest of the time I listen to BBC on shortwave or Sudanese radio.” Read more »
(Jamal Dajani, Internews VP of the Middle East & North Africa, is interviewed in this CNN video report.)
Two years after the Arab Spring began, how are journalists coping? With a newfound freedom of press and help from media development NGOs, has the mideast media become more transparent? Michael Holmes reports.
While digital information technology has revolutionized life in many other countries, due to war and poverty, Afghanistan has lagged behind. Starting in 2011, Internews established the network of Anaar Multimedia Centers in Afghanistan to help link Afghans to each other and to the rest of the world. The centers, located in Hirat, Mazar e Sharif, Jalalabad and Kandahar, provide access to computers and the Internet and to new media tools.
(This CNN article includes an interview with Internews CEO David Hoffman about the media in Burma.)
It was "censorship day," the 20th of the month, the day Nyein Nyein Naing, executive director of Myanmar's Seven Days News Journal, takes her stories to a government office for pre-publication scrutiny. Read more »
While violence has largely subsided, Cote d’Ivoire is still suffering from the effects of the post-electoral crisis that resulted in more than 3,000 deaths and left tens of thousands of people displaced, following the December 2010 disputed presidential election. In recent months, there have been a series of alarming outbreaks of violence that have led to a new wave of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Read more »