In the News

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

  • 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.

  • Internews & Souktel Launch Digital Platform to Boost Community-Led Palestinian Media

    SoukTel
    Monday, July 11, 2016

    (Internews' partnership with Souktel on a digital platform project is described in this article from Souktel.)

    From New York to New Delhi, local media outlets wield tremendous power. They have the potential to bring communities together, by reporting on key issues that unite citizens across political and social spectrums. But they can also polarize and divide audiences, undermining local cohesion. 

  • The Silent Crime in Sri Lanka

    Khmer Times: News as it Happens
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    (This article in the Khmer Times is a re-print of a Medium article by Internews about harassment of women journalists in Sri Lanka.)

    The year 2012 was still a dangerous time to be a journalist in Sri Lanka. The 27-year civil war ended in May 2009, but the president who oversaw the final stages of the war, Mahinda Rajapaksa, continued to rule over this island nation of 21 million with an iron hand.