Asia

In Asia, Internews supports journalists and civil society actors across a range of media landscapes to promote open and fair media laws, freedom of expression, and democratic reform. By providing training and technical support to radio and TV broadcasters, producing programming for local audiences, and encouraging the adoption of innovative journalistic tools, Internews builds the capacity of local journalists working on the ground on a wide variety of issues that span from the environment to peace and security.

In fragile conflict zones, Internews enables journalists to report safely, encourages peaceful development, and empowers progressive voices. As Afghanistan emerges from years of war, Internews is working closely with its partners across the country and in neighboring Pakistan to ensure a robust media sector that contributes to democratic governance and economic prosperity.

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    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.)

  • Internews Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Access to Trusted, Quality, Local News and Information

    Jeanne Bourgault holds up a poster of 3 women
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President and Chief Executive Officer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on March 25 on the importance of access to trusted, quality, local news and information.

    She emphasized the need to increase efforts to engage more women around the world in media and information. "When women’s voices are heard, and when women produce the news, the information we all consume improves," said Bourgault.  "Additionally, when women have access to accurate, trusted, relevant locally produced information, they make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities."

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