Internews’ work in Mali focused on building the capacity of radio presenters and talk show hosts, who were extremely popular with local audiences, but often lacked basic formal journalism training. In collaboration with URTEL, the Union of Free Radio and Television in Mali, Internews hosted a series of capacity building workshops that covered basic journalism techniques and ethics and had a specific focus on constitutional and electoral issues. This project was run in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and funded by USAID.
In 2013, Internews conducted a Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) in Mali to help internally displaced people access vital, lifesaving information and improve two-way communication between themselves and aid providers. In collaboration with local, independent radio station Radio Kledu and its regional radio stations, Internews produced a daily humanitarian information radio program and trained Malian journalists in basic radio production and humanitarian reporting skills. The HIS project was funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and civil protection department.