• Land of temples and tech

    The Economist
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    (This article from The Economist discusses Phandeeyar, a center currently being incubated through Internews with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.

  • Combatting Rumors About Ebola: SMS Done Right

    Three girls look at a poster with information about Ebola. A little boy sits behind them.
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The rumor began with a fever. On March 4th, in a public school in rural northern Liberia on the border with Guinea, a child was diagnosed with a high fever. Following protocol in a region where Ebola cases remain a concern, the school called an ambulance to take the child for treatment. But when the ambulance arrived, students began to panic and flee the campus. Parents began to frantically connect by phone and a rumor quickly spread to the larger town of Sanniquellie, 35 km to the south.

    The rumor?

  • Daniel Bruce of Internews Europe

    Third Sector
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    (Daniel Bruce, CEO of Internews Europe, was interviewed by Third Sector.)

    Bruce, now 33, joined the international development charity, which provides access to media and information around the world, in 2008. He was interim chief executive for six months before becoming chief executive in August 2014.

  • Liberia - Newsletter for Humanitarian Responders

    Cover of weekly report
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The Internews Newsletter for Humanitarian Responders in Liberia is created with the intent to support the work of Ebola responders in connecting with the local population and understanding their information needs. Internews welcomes feedback, comments and suggestions from all organizations receiving this newsletter and invites you to forward, share and re-post this newsletter as widely as possible.

  • Internews Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Access to Trusted, Quality, Local News and Information

    Jeanne Bourgault holds up a poster of 3 women
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President and Chief Executive Officer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on March 25 on the importance of access to trusted, quality, local news and information.

    She emphasized the need to increase efforts to engage more women around the world in media and information. "When women’s voices are heard, and when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves," said Bourgault.  "Additionally, when women have access to accurate, trusted, relevant locally produced information, they make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities."

  • Great stories, good reads

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Medium recommend buttonInternews is pleased to announce our new channel on Medium where we share engaging stories about news and information changing lives all over the world. Take a minute and click. Follow us. Read a story.