• A New Resource for Addressing the Privacy and Safety Challenges of Mobile Networks

    cover: Compromised Connections
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    For individuals who use phones as their primary or only Internet-connected device, the growth of the mobile network has been empowering. A new report - "Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet" - recommends safety measures that can be quickly adopted - from device safety to data security - and points to resources that may be useful for people interested in following future developments.

  • Watch: Women and the Mobile Data Revolution

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    In partnership with Vodafone Americas Foundation and TechSalon, Internews convened a conversation on the social and economic implications of the mobile data revolution on women and communities around the world, March 2nd at Vodafone in New York.

    Watch a video of the event:

  • Online Violence Against Women: A Global Issue

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Meet Carolina Botero Cabrera, a Colombian lawyer leading Karisma, a civil society organization (CSO) that fights for internet freedom and gender equity in Colombia.

  • 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.