• Internews: Information Changing Lives

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    In this video, Internews President and CEO Jeanne Bourgault talks about the impact local trusted media can have on communities.

    "I’m a true believer in the power of news and information to really make a profound difference in this world, to advance social progress, to advance economic development, to promote more healthy societies," says Bourgault. "But what I love about our work is that it’s not just that. I also think it’s fun. I see joy. It brings joy to the communities in which we work."

  • Can you stop a rumor?

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    For survivors, the immediate priorities in a disaster such as an earthquake seem clear: Get to safety. Help your family and those around you. Reach the people you love and tell them, “I’m OK.”

    But after the initial crisis is over, survivors are faced with a million uncertainties and questions as they try to piece together their shattered lives and communities.

  • Battling Corruption in Ukraine

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    When is the last time you tried to make sense of a 637-line municipal budget file?

    Until recently, that is exactly what the citizens of Lviv, in Western Ukraine, had available to them.

  • Can Open Data Help Save the Amazon?

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, was interviewed for this article from Good about the environmental mapping project, InfoAmazonia.)

    The bathroom’s down the hall,” Gustavo Faleiros tells me, as we speak one June afternoon in his sunny São Paulo apartment. “But there’s no running water.” Residents of his building in the middle-class neighborhood of Pompéia have agreed to alternate water supply to their apartments—one day with and one day without—in order to eke out what trickles in from the water mains each day.

  • Central Asia Media Join Forces

    USAID: From the American People
    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    (Internews' media project in Central Asia is covered in this article from USAID.)

    “I appreciated the chance to work closely with my regional colleagues and got ideas for exchanging content more actively and further developing our website.”

  • Liberia - Newsletter for Media

    Cover: Liberia media report
    Friday, July 31, 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.