• Land of temples and tech

    The Economist
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    (This article from The Economist discusses Phandeeyar, a center currently being incubated through Internews with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • Wired in a Cyber Wasteland

    The Ventured Life
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    (This article from The Ventured Life discusses the technology revolution occurring in Myanmar, including the country’s first hackathon developing tech solutions for social problems, which was supported by Internews. David Madden, Internews Strategy Advisor, is quoted in the article. Madden led the launch of the Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Greenhouse, a project supported by Internews, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)

  • How one group is making it easier to use social media in Afghanistan

    Columbia Journalism Review
    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    (Alicia Shepard, working with Internews in Afghanistan, wrote this column for the Columbia Journalism Review on the challenges and opportunities for social media in the country.)

    KABUL—The invitation for the second annual Afghan Social Media Summit in Kabul arrived with all the pertinent details except one—the location.

    This is Afghanistan after all. Security trumps everything. So the location was only released at the last minute along with credentials.

  • Internews Represented at International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Conference

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Nick Sera-Leyva, Internews Human Rights and Training Programs Manager for ICT Programs, is representing Internews at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference in Mexico City this week.

    The ILGA is the only global federation of national and local organizations that works to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, with the goal of constructing a more just world where liberty and social harmony prevail based on respect and the protection of human diversity.

  • Digital Security Training Co-Pilot Helps Journalists Protect Themselves Online

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Internews is one of eighteen recipients of seed funding from the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund for projects aimed at improving journalism or media.

    Internews’ project, called Digital Security Training Co-Pilot, is the creation of an easy-to-use, open source digital trainer tool that will allow digital security trainers to simulate a variety of hostile digital environments, such as a censoring firewall or a surveilling Internet service provider.

  • Phandeeyar to Support Social Change

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    This is a critical moment for Myanmar. After decades shut off from the world, the country is finally opening up. Elections will be held in just 15 months, but the organizations that are vital to a democratic transition – civil society groups and independent media – face enormous challenges.

    Fortunately, a whole new world of tools is becoming available. Myanmar is on the cusp of a connectivity revolution. Four telecommunication companies are racing to put a smartphone in the hands of Myanmar's 51 million people. The internet era is coming. This creates great opportunities for those pushing for social change.