• News That Moves - Mediterranean Rumor Tracker

    Cover: Med Rumor Tracker
    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Med Rumor Tracker is a project that collects all of the rumours among refugees passing through Europe. By identifying misinformation and hearsay and responding to it with relevant, factual information NewsThatMoves aims to keep the refugee population at the forefront of our communication response.

    The Rumor Tracker is a project of Internews, Translators without Borders and Action Aid. 

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  • Strong, independent media critical for good governance

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    In this article from Devex, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault and IREX CEO Kristin Lord argue that strengthening independent media and access to trustworthy information is one of the most important conditions for enabling all other development activities to succeed. 

  • Journalist Sprint – Young Sri Lankan Reporters from Different Ethnic Backgrounds Collaborate on Covering Stories

    A group of journalists stand outside a house interviewing a woman who stands in the doorway
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    For over 30 years, Sri Lanka suffered through a violent ethnic-based conflict that killed an estimated 90,000 people. Since peace was declared in 2009, the government has attempted to rehabilitate and integrate those who fought with the defeated Tamil separatists. However, continuing suspicions and discrimination present obstacles for Tamils seeking to make a future in their country.

  • 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.

  • Open Mic Nepal

    Cover: Open Mic Nepal
    Monday, February 1, 2016

    Open Mic Nepal is a project that tracks perception and rumours circulating on the ground among earthquake-affected communities. Information is collected from volunteers and partners who work extensively on the ground, verify the information and present it in these reports to support the work of humanitarian agencies and local media.

  • 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.

  • Update: Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Internews is a media partner of the Aid & Development Africa Summit taking place February 2-3, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Over 250 government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering on 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for AIDF Africa Summit. The event will focus on how technological innovation and best practices can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.