Sub-Saharan Africa

Internews has trained thousands of journalists how to report on HIV/AIDS and other health issues in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. In countries such as Sudan, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo that have been affected by conflict, Internews helps journalists to report on violence and reconciliation issues in a way that promotes peace. Additionally, Internews focuses on improving the media regulatory environment in DRC, on creating access to critical life-saving information with refugees in Dadaab refugee camp, encouraging community engagement with the airwaves in Somalia, and building the media environment in South Sudan.

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  • BBTT arrives in Bentiu! Information Aids Residents of South Sudan’s Largest POC Site

    A woman journalist sits with a group of residents, some adults, some children.
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    “Meme e Boda Boda Ruai Ruai, lat in niam ka Bentiu P.O.C.!” – blasted from the motorbike’s speakers, as it was driven around South Sudan’s largest Protection of Civilian (POC) site. “This is Boda Boda Talk Talk! Program One for Bentiu POC!”

    News of the long-awaited launch of Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) in Bentiu rang out in the Nuer language, spoken by the majority of Bentiu’s 120,000 POC residents. The hyper-local humanitarian information service launched in October, bringing two-way news and information to the community.

  • In the DRC, Journalists Struggle with Threats and Self-Censorship

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Self-censorship is as big of a problem for journalists in many countries where we work as what we traditionally think of as overt, imposed censorship. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalists' freedom has come under attack in the period leading up to the presidential elections. In an interview, Tshivis Tshivuadi, General Secretary of Journaliste en Danger—Journalists in Danger—provides insight into the situation.

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