• Rebuilding, with Radio

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    In Nepal, radio can help make post-earthquake relief and recovery aid more transparent, accountable and responsive — but humanitarian organizations have to engage with local media.

    Read a Medium article by Manisha Aryal, who was in Nepal recently to assess information needs and design Internews’ work in the country following the April 2015 earthquake.

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  • Rebuilding, with Radio

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium

    Sitting on mismatched mattresses inside the tent that houses Radio Sindhu’s transmitter, desktop, mixer, microphone, and telephone hybrid, Station Manager Ratna Prasad Shrestha points down to the three-story building that was once a vibrant radio station.

  • Rebuilding communities with communication

    Nepali Times
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    (Manisha Aryal, who wrote this article from the Nepali Times, started Antenna Foundation Nepal. She worked with media in Pakistan after the Kashmir Earthquake in 2005, and the IDP Crises following operation against the Taliban in Pakistan’s northwestern region in 2007/2008 . She was in Nepal recently to assess information needs and design Internews’ work in Nepal following the April 2015 earthquake.)

  • “Not Having Information Makes Us Feel Lost”

    Two men and a dog sit on the side of a street listening to a portable radio
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Survivors of the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal are expressing concerns about lack of access to credible timely information, according to two assessments conducted by Internews in May. Since women were identified as being particularly vulnerable after the earthquake, the goal was to make sure their feedback was included.

  • Today in the Guardian: A local radio project is calming community tensions in South Sudan

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Julia Ding races down the dirt path: beads of sweat pour down her forehead and her face is contorted with fear. She collapses on to her knees outside Nile FM radio station. A tear rolls down her face.

    The bullets continue to rain down as staff scramble to lock up the radio station – a large khaki-green tent with a small mast protruding from the top. Humanitarian workers run towards bunkers, while others jump into dried-out ditches for protection.