• Media Law Specialists in DRC Discuss Freedom of Information

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    In January, media law specialists from Internews’ Media Sector Development Program (MSDP) took part in a TV program to advocate for the adoption of an Access to Information Act. This issue is part of a TV campaign initiated by Africa TV to raise awareness on the importance of access to information in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

    Watch a video of the TV program (in French):

  • Kenyan Data Journalism Fellows Shed Light on Complex Health Issues

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Five Kenyan media professionals, including two print journalists, a TV journalist, a developer and a graphic designer, graduated as the first class of the Internews Kenyan data journalism fellowship. On February 21, 2014 fellows celebrated after completing 16-week data journalism training and production that raised awareness about the misspending, corruption and inequality that plague Kenya’s public healthcare system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

    npr
    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.