When Information Saves Lives: 2011 Humanitarian Annual Report

Internews Humanitarian Information Projects

When Information Saves Lives: 2011 Humanitarian Annual Report
Author(s):
Jacobo Quintanilla and Lizzie Goodfriend

For the past 20 years, Internews has been at the forefront of engaging local media during times of crisis, from working with new television outlets during the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, to conflict reporting programs during the Balkan wars in the mid 1990s, to launching a program to build a new media sector in Afghanistan in the early 2000s.

This year, as you may read throughout this report on 2011 Humanitarian Information Projects, Internews’ humanitarian work has truly consolidated and gained momentum. We have continued delivering humanitarian information projects from Pakistan to Haiti and pushed, with others, the issue of communications with affected communities further into the humanitarian agenda.

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  • 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.

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