In the News

In the News captures articles, publications, and blog posts by sources outside of Internews.

  • Tracking Rumors to Contain Disease: The Case of DeySay in Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak

    USAID: From the American people
    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    (Internews' project in Liberia to address rumors about Ebola is described in this article from USAID.)

    Rumors spread misinformation, fuel mistrust, cause panic and sometimes even prompt irrational behaviors. This is particularly true in the context of a health emergency when accurate information about a disease—how to prevent, detect, contain and treat it—can mean the difference between staying healthy or becoming infected and, in the worst case scenario, dying from it.

  • "Information that helps refugees protect themselves is vital"

    CDAC Network - Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities
    Monday, September 19, 2016

    (Daniel Bruce, Internews Europe CEO, speaks about communicating to refugees in this podcast from CDAC.)

    Information saves lives. But getting the right message at the right time to hundreds of thousands of people making perilous journeys in many countries is an enormous challenge that still has not been fully addressed by humanitarian agencies.

  • Residents Hail Internews for Community Media Forum

    Daily Observer
    Monday, September 5, 2016

    (Internews' media development project in Liberia is cited in this article from the Daily Observer.)

    Residents at the crossroads town of Gbarnga, Bong County, have hailed Internews-Liberia, a USAID funded media development NGO, for the one day Community Media Forum held at the Gbarnga Intellectual Center. The Community Media Forum was the first forum organized by Internews-Liberia under the Liberia Media Development Program (LMD).

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    ABC
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    (ABC in Australia produced a video about South Sudan that includes coverage of Eye Radio in Juba. Eye Radio is managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews.)

    Five years ago it burst into life in a euphoric celebration of new nationhood. Now the fear is that South Sudan is barrelling towards failed-state oblivion, its future trashed by tribal conflict and bloodshed.

    But try telling that to W J “De King”, local reggae star.

    “Peace will be here,” he says matter-of-factly.

  • Climate change coverage

    The Fiji Times
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    (This article from the Fiji Times cites Internews' Earth Journalism Network.)

    AN analysis of climate change coverage by three media firms in the Pacific has shown that The Fiji Times has been placing emphasis on climate change adaptation over the past few months.

  • The refugee crisis will not be hacked

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    (Rose Foran, senior humanitarian liaison officer with Internews in Greece, wrote this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation about using tech in humanitarian crises.)

    There is a collective eye-roll among my humanitarian colleagues when a new app concept is announced in a coordination meeting by a fresh-faced tech consultant on loan from Silicon Valley, an ‘idea lab guru,’ an energetic representative from a Scandinavian university.