• Liberia - Newsletter for Humanitarian Responders

    Cover of weekly report
    Tuesday, April 14, 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.

    Current: Issue #5 - April 14, 2015

    This week's newsletter discusses the Ebola prevention measures taken at schools around Liberia and the post-Ebola concerns of citizens.

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

    USAID: From the American People
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    (Internews' project helping Guinea's journalists report on Ebola is covered in this article from USAID.)

    Before coming to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, I worked as a TV news correspondent for more than 12 years. I covered everything from school shootings to presidential inaugurations and worked alongside some pretty incredible journalists.

  • Fighting fear with information

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    "I was talking with some reporters recently, and one of them told me about a university teacher who believed that Ebola wasn’t real. He washed his hands at the door just because he had to. And that’s an intellectual, thinking it’s not real. So traditional public relations messages have not worked." − Pierre Mignault, Ebola Chrono radio program manager

    To respond to misinformation about Ebola, Internews started Ebola Chrono, a radio program broadcast every weekday that acts as a forum for local people to share information and personal stories.

  • Liberia - Newsletter for Media

    Cover of weekly media report
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    The Internews Newsletter for Media in Liberia is intended to support the work of local media in reporting about Ebola and Ebola related issues in Liberia. Internews welcomes feedback, comments and suggestions from all media receiving this newsletter and invites all of them to forward, share and re-post this newsletter as widely as possible.

  • Fighting fear with information

    A reporter interviews a health worker in a tent
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    An interview with Pierre Mignault, Internews in Guinea

    Shortly after schools reopened in Guinea, in January, a rumor started that the Red Cross was going to spray the Ebola virus in schools.