• Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.

  • A Radio “Bridge” to Peace

    Wrecked shipping containers and a downed radio tower
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Bambari, in the Central African Republic, was a flash-point for conflict between Christian and Muslim communities last summer. Heavy fighting left thousands displaced from their homes.

    The last radio station here was destroyed by the violence in July, 2014.

    Now, for the first time in seven months, a new local radio station is reaching this fractured community.

  • Why Information Matters

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning is pleased to announce the launch of a major report with The Rockefeller Foundation, "Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience." This groundbreaking report draws on case studies to construct a framework and practical guidelines for using information ecosystems to promote resilience.

  • A New Radio Station in South Sudan Inspires the Local Community

    Journalist interviews a woman who is standing in front of her tent
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Nile FM, a new community radio station, has just been established in Malakal, South Sudan as part of Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service, to respond to the information needs of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the region, living in informal settlements, or taking shelter within the local UN military base.

    “People listening can hear information from doctors, or about food and water distribution - Nile FM can pass that directly and quickly to the community,” says Steven Anter, Nile FM Community Correspondent. “It’s a good way to get information out – and also to check if the information is true.”

  • South Sudan’s Expanding Radio Network Empowers Citizens with Information

    A group of people stand behind a green ribbon that is being cut by two men.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    With the official launch of Eye Radio’s national repeater network, South Sudan’s first nationally managed, multi-language, nationwide broadcaster is set to become a reality. Celebrations this week marked the opening of the first repeater station, in the Western Equatoria state capital of Torit.

  • Funding Opportunity for South Sudanese Organizations under Internews’ iSTREAM Project

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Internews is currently implementing the “Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan” (i-STREAM) project, a 5-year USAID-funded program through September 2018 that seeks to create and embolden local institutions, firmly entrench ownership of media development in the hands of the most well -placed South Sudanese media institutions, and leave behind a more resilient sector.

  • Accountability after Haiyan

    IRIN
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    (Stijn Aelbers, who was project director for Internews' humanitarian radio project in the Philippines, was interviewed for this article from IRIN News.)

    LONDON, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations.

    The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator.