• Nile FM: A Community Radio Station Born in Response to Crisis

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    As the sun rises and a new day begins, Julia Paulo Ding gets ready for work in the two-and-a-half-by-four meter blue and white tent she shares with her older sister’s family. They all — three adults and three children — live together in a displaced peoples’ camp on the outskirts of Malakal, Upper Nile state, in South Sudan.

    Ding, 22, places an Internews identification badge around her neck, then shoves a small audio recorder, headphones, pen and notebook into her backpack. She quickly leaves her temporary home in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (UN POC) site.

  • High Profile Trustees Join Internews’ UK Board

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The trustees of Internews Europe are delighted to welcome new respected professionals to the London-based board.

    The new trustees, who have been appointed with immediate effect, are: Yann Borgstedt, Sach Chandaria, Matt Chanoff, John Mengers, Stephen Salyer, and Mark Stephens CBE.

    Internews’ founder, and Europe board chair David Hoffman said, “A non-profit organization is only as good as its board. We are honored to welcome such highly esteemed trustees at a time of great growth and renewal for Internews.”

  • Internews Partner Myint Zaw Wins Prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize

    Myint Zaw
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Myint Zaw, a journalist from Myanmar and a long-time local partner of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), is one of six environmental practitioners from around the world, who has won this year's Goldman Environmental Prize.

    Myint Zaw won the award for a national movement he launched that stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River. He was successful despite facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media.

  • Can You Tell the Story?

    Screenshot of Contributoria web site
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has proposed two topics on Contributoria, a Guardian-backed platform that enables journalists and writers to propose ideas to a community of backers. Ideas that resonate with enough people get funded and – perhaps most critical to our mission – journalists get paid for their work.

    This month, EJN invites journalists to respond with story ideas about the intersections between human health and climate change.

  • Major New Climate Change Project With Grants Opportunities Announced by EJN

    Two journalists photograph a woman farmer
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake when it comes to climate change but their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Climate change policy and decision makers need to start hearing their stories.

    In an effort to amplify these voices in local and international media, convey grassroots concerns to policymakers, and help meet the growing demand for actionable knowledge on climate, EJN is excited to announce the Human Dimensions of Climate Change project.

  • New InfoAmazonia Report Draws Front Page Headlines in Brazil

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    A new study released by InfoAmazonia takes an in-depth look at the allocation of resources to combat deforestation by the Brazilian government between 2007 and 2014. The period covers the second term of President Lula da Silva and the first term of current President Dilma Rousseff and reveals a drop in investments in protecting the Amazon rainforest.

  • Ocean Stories – Exploring the Innovations That May Create a New Future for the World’s Oceans

    A woman reporter stands on the side of a boat.
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    If our planet were named appropriately, it wouldn’t be called “Earth,” but rather “Ocean.” After all, our planet’s surface – along with our weather, much of our food supply and global transport systems – is dominated by the oceans. And yet they are in a precarious state, with marine fisheries dwindling, some species being hunted to near extinction, coral reefs bleaching, the climate changing, refuse swirling, sea levels rising, pH falling and blooms of toxic algae proliferating.