Conflict and Media

Journalists reporting from regions of conflict face unique challenges in providing accurate and impartial news. “One careless word or one inaccurate detail can ignite a conflict,” said Fiona Lloyd, one of two media trainers who designed a special training program for Internews aimed at journalists who work for media outlets within strife-torn areas. “But equally, one clear, balanced report can help to defuse tension and neutralize fear.”

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  • Get Up, Stand Up

    ABC
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    (ABC in Australia produced a video about South Sudan that includes coverage of Eye Radio in Juba. Eye Radio is managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews.)

    Five years ago it burst into life in a euphoric celebration of new nationhood. Now the fear is that South Sudan is barrelling towards failed-state oblivion, its future trashed by tribal conflict and bloodshed.

    But try telling that to W J “De King”, local reggae star.

    “Peace will be here,” he says matter-of-factly.

  • Documentaries Show Ukrainian Resolve in the Face of Russian Aggression

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Internews highlights two film series commissioned to document how Ukrainians are coping in the face of Russian hostility.

    Displaced tells in 12 parts the stories of internally displaced Ukrainians, each story personal and universal at the same time. 

    Return documents volunteers and war veterans who must overcome serious physical and mental injuries sustained during the conflict and the courage they display every step of the way to resuming their lives as productive citizens.