• Today in the Guardian: A local radio project is calming community tensions in South Sudan

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Julia Ding races down the dirt path: beads of sweat pour down her forehead and her face is contorted with fear. She collapses on to her knees outside Nile FM radio station. A tear rolls down her face.

    The bullets continue to rain down as staff scramble to lock up the radio station – a large khaki-green tent with a small mast protruding from the top. Humanitarian workers run towards bunkers, while others jump into dried-out ditches for protection.

  • Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Get Information

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    As the situation unfolds in Nepal, the affected populations need quick, reliable information to aid in their survival and recovery. Government officials estimate the earthquake has resulted in more than 7,500 deaths and 16,000 injuries and affected additional millions, with hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed.

    Please make a donation today to help people get the information they desperately need. 

  • Afghanistan Government Pledges to Protect Journalists and Freedom of Speech

    Abdullah Abdullah stands behind a group of microphones.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    “We will support you and stand by you,” H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, told journalists gathered at a media conference in Kabul on April 26, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.

    The two-day conference, titled “Media and Transition Decade,” was organized by the Afghanistan Journalists Federation (AJF), an association of nine media support organizations that represents a cross-section of Afghanistan’s media sector and aims to serve as a bridge between media outlets and the government.

  • Women's Voices. Powering Change.

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    When women's voices are heard, when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves.

    We invite you to join us in a five-year initiative that will build women's leadership in the media and information sectors, improve the inclusion of women in the news, and ensure safe access to information and the Internet for women and girls.

  • Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

    Communication Initiative - Media Development
    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    (Internews' humanitarian information response to the typhoon in the Philippines is described in this article from Communication Initiatives.)

    When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.