• Burma: New Freedoms, New Challenges

    New Freedoms, New Challenges
    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    “This is a time to try.”
    - Mon Mon Myat, Film Producer, Journalist, Writer

    Today in Burma (Myanmar), two generations of lost conversations are starting again. For the first time in decades, there may be a decisive chance to contribute to a free and open society.

  • New Leadership as Internews Europe Gears up for Media Development Challenges

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    The trustees of Internews Europe this week announced that Daniel Bruce has taken up the position of Chief Executive to lead the organization through an exciting period of change and review of global mission and strategy.

    Bruce will initially provide an interim period of leadership during which internal reforms finalizing the transition of Internews Europe’s HQ from Paris to London will be completed. He will lead critical discussions on integration with the organization in the US to strengthen and develop Internews as a global leader in the field of media development. 

  • Independent media face stifling business climate in Burma

    CIMA - The Source
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    (Internews' event on Myanmar and media was cited in this blog post from CIMA's The Source.)

    Despite the oft-praised Cinderella story of Burmese democratization, a range of persistent challenges faces independent media in the country. Access to information and the role of parliament in Burma featured prominently in the presentations at an event hosted by Internews on February 26, but the absence of an enabling business environment was a central focus of the conversation.

  • Out of Sight: Big Hidden Environment/Energy Stories in the Developing World

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    James Fahn, Internews’ Global Director of Environmental Programs, participated in a conversation on energy and environmental stories that big global media may be missing and local media appear to be covering with greater capacity and skill.

    The discussion was presented to the Media, Energy, and Environment class at Harvard Kennedy School. Fahn was invited to participate via Skype by Andrew Revkin, senior fellow at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writer of the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog.

  • Photography Becomes Storytelling for Kenyan Journalists

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Fifteen Kenyan journalists participated in a National Geographic Photo Camp, conducted in partnership with Internews, to learn how to use photography to document health issues.

    “[Before] for my photo to speak, it had to be accompanied by words,” said Rachel Kibui, a journalist with Nation Media Group, at the end of the camp. “But now, I can take photos that are going to speak for themselves and I’ve found how powerful photography is in terms of telling a story.”

  • Fished From The Water, Soggy Docs Reveal Ukrainian Corruption

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    (Oleg Khomenok, Senior Media Advisor for Internews in Ukraine was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered for this story about retrieving former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's documents.)

    Before former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled, thousands of documents were dumped. Oleg Khomenok, coordinator of Scoop in Ukraine, explains how they were recovered and what they reveal.

  • “Somali Voices” Radio Program Connects Families, Fosters Dialogue on Tough Issues

    Young Somali women write at their desks in a classroom
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Internews has established three community radio stations in Somalia, in partnership with Star FM, a Nairobi-based Somali language radio station. Somali Voices, a radio program started by Internews to give voice to different groups including local government, civil society organizations, youth, and IDPs, is one of the most popular programs broadcast on the stations.

  • New National Broadcaster in Ukraine

    Screenshot from Hromadske TV
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Just a few months ago, Hromadske.tv was a fledgling Ukrainian online TV channel broadcasting to a fairly small audience of people with high-speed Internet connections and the will to actively seek out objective news, amid an environment increasingly hostile to independent viewpoints. On February 26, Hromadske.tv launched prime-time broadcasting to a national audience on one of the country’s most-viewed TV channels, First National.

  • Haiyan Radio

    Radio 1 - Altijd benieuwd
    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    (Stijn Albers, Internews Teamleader for the Humanitarian Information System in the Philippines was interviewed on the Radio 1 in the Netherlands about Radyo Bakdaw. The interview is in Dutch.)

    De geboorte van een nieuwe radiozender! Radyo Bakdaw is een soort pop-upradio, die kort na het doortrekken van orkaan Haiyan over de Filipijnen in recordtempo werd opgestart. Door een ex-collega nog wel: Stijn Aelbers.