Profiles

  • “By telling stories I can create change.”

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Journalist Ameto Akpe was working on a story about a Nigerian businessman who had partnered with a group of Americans to build six oil refineries in Nigeria. Akpe investigated the Nigerian company’s office and found out it was a bogus operation. The American company was also not listed anywhere and calls to their “parent company” in New York were never returned.

  • A Young Liberian Returns to His Country to Fight a Deadly Virus

    Boakai Boley standing by American and Liberian flags
    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Boakai Boley is Internews’ Health Communication Liaison Officer in Liberia. Boley was born and raised in Liberia, spent a decade in refugee camps in Sierra Leone and Ghana, and then moved to the US to study at university. Here he reflects on his return to Liberia to help fight the spread of Ebola.

  • Neha Sethi, Reporting on the Environment in India

    Neha Sethi
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Neha Sethi has just been named the Earth Journalism Scholar for 2015. Earth Journalism Scholars attend the UC Berkeley (UCB) Graduate School of Journalism in the spring semester, through a partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and UCB. Courses include the graduate-level Earth Journalism course on international environmental reporting, co-taught by EJN Executive Director James Fahn. Sethi was selected from more than 80 applicants in a competitive application process.

  • Ahmadzai - After the Vote, a Journalist Continues Coverage of Afghan’s Elections

    Ahmadzai interviews a shopkeeper
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    As Afghanistan and the rest of the world await the imminent announcement of the result of the presidential election audit, the country’s media sector continues to produce a steady stream of stories on how this crucial period in Afghanistan’s history is affecting the everyday lives of Afghans around the country.

  • John Gatluak Manguet Nhial, South Sudan

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Friday, July 25, 2014

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial is one of four journalists from South Sudan visiting the US as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit

    Based at Naath FM in Leer, Unity State, Station Coordinator John Gatluak found that his station was at the center of events as fighting spread from Juba into the states. Leer is the town of former vice president Riek Macher and Unity State is home to the strategically-important oil fields.

  • Koang Pal Chang, South Sudan

    Koang Pal Chang
    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Koang Pal Chang is one of four journalists from South Sudan visiting the US as part of the US-Africa Leaders Summit

    Koang Pal Chang has recently assumed the role as the director of Eye Radio, representing a culmination of his long years of service to the station, in its current and previous incarnations.  This steady rise was interrupted by the recent conflict which Koang witnessed in terrifying detail as it erupted around him.

  • In Her Own Words: Maggie Clark, Intern at Internews in Bosnia

    Maggie Clark with a city and cemetery in the background
    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Maggie Clark is a third-year student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in international affairs. She interned with Internews in our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from January to June 2014. As an intern, she conducted research for grant applications, wrote about the work of the local organizations Internews supports in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked with grantees to edit their materials in English. Below, Clark talks about what she learned about journalism and the young students she met during her internship.