• Meet SAFETAG: Helping Non-Profits Focus on Digital Security

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    While corporations and governments struggle to keep up with hacks and cybercrime, they do have resources and teams devoted to the battle.

    But smaller, much more vulnerable victims of attacks, such as non-profit organizations around the world, are also targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring for protecting their systems.

    Over the past two years, Internews has developed SAFETAG™ (Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups) to address this challenge and help non-profits protect their valuable data and keep their staff safer.

  • 7 lessons to learn about Internet connectivity

    devex: Do Good, Do It Well
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    (Internews' women's initiative is cited in this article from Devex about Internet connectivity.)

    Despite the excitement around efforts to connect the next billion people to Internet access, many foreign aid professionals still miss opportunities for innovation.

  • Telling HERstory in Pakistan

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Farieha Aziz, co-founder and director of the Internet freedom group Bolo Bhi, cancelled our first meeting.

    It turns out she had a very good reason.

  • Under Surveillance: 5 Ways Journalists and Activists Can Protect Themselves Now

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    In the fall of 2011, the British journalist and documentarian Sean McAllister was in Syria interviewing underground activists. They had agreed to be interviewed to spread the word about their team’s work outside of Syria, under assurances from McAllister that their identity would not be revealed.

  • 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.