• Meet SAFETAG: Helping Non-Profits Focus on Digital Security

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    While corporations and governments struggle to keep up with hacks and cybercrime, they do have resources and teams devoted to the battle.

    But smaller, much more vulnerable victims of attacks, such as non-profit organizations around the world, are also targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring for protecting their systems.

    Over the past two years, Internews has developed SAFETAG™ (Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups) to address this challenge and help non-profits protect their valuable data and keep their staff safer.

  • “Real Men Don’t Marry Children”

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    “I was 14 years old and I was forced to get married. The man was 46 years old. During pregnancy I had a lot of complications,” said a young woman, telling her story to reporter Mary Malang Chol.

  • “Real Men Don’t Marry Children”

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Forced marriage is illegal in South Sudan. There are laws protecting children and a law that clearly spells out the legal age of marriage. It is 18. Still, forced marriage takes place. According to the International Center for Research on Women, in South Sudan 52% of girls are married before the age of 18. 

    Mingkaman FM, a community radio station in South Sudan supported by Internews, addressed this critical issue in a call-in radio discussion. 

  • Internews to Partner with the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    More than 250 senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector are going to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Aid & International Development Forum Africa Summit 2016, of which Internews is a media partner.

    The Summit set for 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre will focus on technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

  • Media Can Highlight Link Among Health Outcomes, Finance, and Governance

    Health Finance & Governance
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (A kit developed by Internews in Kenya in collaboration with USAID's Health Finance & Governance Project is described in this article from HFG.)

    In many countries, the media has a potentially key role to play in advancing the health agenda. Journalists can shine a light on critical, but often underreported stories by connecting the dots for the public, civil society organizations, and decision-makers so they can fully understand health priorities and the funding and governance issues behind them.

  • An Opportunity to Raise an Important Issue with US Secretary of State John Kerry

    John Kerry sits across the desk from an Eye Radio reporter
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Nichola Dominic Mandil Ukeil, Special Editor for Peace and Reconciliation for Eye Radio in Juba, South Sudan, reflects on his opportunity to interview US Secretary of State John Kerry during his trip to South Sudan in May. Eye Radio is supported by Internews.

    Interviewing the U.S Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, was a big morale boost for me as a journalist, and has empowered me to do my work better than ever. It was the biggest interview I have ever conducted.

  • 7 lessons to learn about Internet connectivity

    devex: Do Good, Do It Well
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (Internews' women's initiative is cited in this article from Devex about Internet connectivity.)

    Despite the excitement around efforts to connect the next billion people to Internet access, many foreign aid professionals still miss opportunities for innovation.

  • Information is Aid

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives. 

    In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information. 

  • Information is Aid

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    This is the first in a series of posts about addressing the information needs of migrants and refugees.