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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