An article from BuzzFeed features The Listening Post, a community media project in New Orleans created by reporter Jesse Hardman in partnership with Internews, GroundSource, and WWNO.
Ten years after Hurrican Katrina caused severe destruction and deaths along the Gulf coast, especially in New Orleans, five survivors talk to The Listening Post about how they made it through the storm.
Joining a handful of NGOs invited to testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, Bourgault addressed the power of media and information to build democracy and strengthen citizen engagement all over the world.
(Internews' Listening Post project in New Orleans is cited in this article by Andrew Haeg from Medium about new forms of journalism.)
Unrevealed truths smolder. Inevitably, they force themselves to the surface. Consider Ferguson. A molten core of racial tension can't be suppressed forever.
(Internews' Listening Post project in New Orleans is covered in this article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy - subscription required.)
Two residents offer their thoughts on violence in New Orleans at City Park. (Photograph by Bryan Tarnowski)
Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Kountze is the new Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Internews, an international organization dedicated to helping communities in developing, post-conflict, and in-conflict countries realize the benefits of independent media, technology, and the free flow of information.