• Information Changes the Lives of Refugees and Humanitarian Workers

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    World Humanitarian Day on August 19 recognizes and honors the aid workers and volunteers working on the frontlines of crises who risk their lives in humanitarian service.

    More than 130 million people, including refugees and internally displaced people, around the world need humanitarian assistance to survive. A very important part of that assistance includes information that people can use to make decisions about their lives, including a feedback loop so that humanitarian aid workers know what kind of information the communities they serve are asking for and need.

  • Leveraging the Media for Good in Sri Lanka

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Sri Lanka is embracing a more democratic and open government and with that comes the opportunity to use media and information to advance social goals.

    Young Journalists in Sri Lanka Excel in Reporting on Deadly Landslides

    Reporting on disasters where people have lost lives and homes requires providing accurate and clear information to survivors. It also requires being respectful and sensitive about the trauma survivors have experienced. A group of young reporters took these standards to heart when they reported on the catastrophic landslides caused by Tropical Storm Roanu that hit Sri Lanka in May.

  • Providing Public Health Information in South Sudan

    3 journalists sit across the desk from a woman they are interviewing
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    “We can be ambassadors within our country, producing well-researched reports for our listeners and readers. Knowledgeable reporting on health issues will save lives here.”

    Dhieu Williams is a Juba-based newspaper journalist and he’s busy on his laptop setting up social media groups to link up twelve reporters from across South Sudan who’ve just completed an intensive training course in how to cover health issues. 

    He knows it’ll be a challenge because South Sudan is burdened by – in many cases – the worst health indicators in the world.

  • 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.

  • Climate change coverage

    The Fiji Times
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    (This article from the Fiji Times cites Internews' Earth Journalism Network.)

    AN analysis of climate change coverage by three media firms in the Pacific has shown that The Fiji Times has been placing emphasis on climate change adaptation over the past few months.

  • 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. 

  • The refugee crisis will not be hacked

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    (Rose Foran, senior humanitarian liaison officer with Internews in Greece, wrote this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation about using tech in humanitarian crises.)

    There is a collective eye-roll among my humanitarian colleagues when a new app concept is announced in a coordination meeting by a fresh-faced tech consultant on loan from Silicon Valley, an ‘idea lab guru,’ an energetic representative from a Scandinavian university.