Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, Internews has been working to get humanitarian information to the victims via radio broadcasts. Radio Bakdaw in Guiuan focuses on useful, actionable “News-You-Can-Use” including information messages on water sanitation and hygiene and which shops are open, as well as announcing work opportunities from humanitarian agencies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and ACTED.

Internews also works with local journalists in the Philippines, who are posting news and information on environmental issues and communicating with disaster-affected communities using an innovative new SMS-based reporting platform called EnviroNews. The platform was launched by the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists with support from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN).

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  • Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

    Communication Initiative - Media Development
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    (Internews' humanitarian information response to the typhoon in the Philippines is described in this article from Communication Initiatives.)

    When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.

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