• Internews Radio Assessment After Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Internews sent a technical team out to the most affected areas to assess the damage caused by the hurricane.

    Internews has a longstanding relationship with local media on the island and believes they have a crucial role to play during and after a humanitarian crisis. In a country where over 70% of the population tunes in daily to radio, local media outlets are essential to rebuild communities, provide life-saving information and allow people to voice their concerns and facilitate the conversation between everyone involved in the recovery of Haiti.

  • UK tackles threat of major cholera spike in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

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    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    (Internews is part of the support effort in Haiti described in this article from the UK Government.)

    The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has committed new support to tackle the threat of cholera in Haiti, ensuring more lives can be saved in the wake of the devastating hurricane.

    In addition, as the leading funder to Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, DFID is supporting the immediate shipment of one million doses of the cholera vaccine to Haiti.

  • Addressing the Critical Need for Lifesaving Information in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    At least 1,000 people are now feared dead in the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti on October 4th. The storm has left in its wake a serious humanitarian crisis, made worse by the fact that a cholera epidemic was only barely being held in check prior to the storm. Relatively isolated areas in southwestern Haiti were particularly hard hit, with damage estimates of up to 80% of structures.

  • Journalism Projects around the World Address the Human Dimensions of Climate Change

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often face a serious information gap when it comes to solutions-based information on how to adapt to climate change’s impacts. Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, they are often impacted most and their voices and concerns are rarely heard, in either local or international media.

  • Profile: Ralph Thomassaint, Haiti

    Ralph Thomassaint stands next to a poster reading "PRIX Philippe Chaffanjon
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Ralph Thomassaint, a 27 year old Haitian journalist trained by Internews, won the Prix Philippe Chaffanjon for multimedia reporting.  This yearly award, named after a recently deceased Deputy Director of the French Public Broadcasting group Radio France, awards prizes for two reports from the field, one released on a media outlet in France and the other from Haiti. Watch Rhomassaint’s award-winning piece.

  • The Messenger Matters

    The Messenger Matters
    Monday, August 19, 2013

    (Internews' humanitarian information program is covered in an article in This Monthly Developments Magazine.)

    When the Haiti earthquake struck in 2010, local radio broadcasting in Creole quickly alerted a disoriented population to safety measures and available aid. This helped get important information to many illiterate Haitians, who account for roughly half of the population. Most importantly, the lifesaving reports came from trusted local voices: Haitian journalists.