Sub-Saharan Africa

Internews has trained thousands of journalists how to report on HIV/AIDS and other health issues in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. In countries such as Sudan, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo that have been affected by conflict, Internews helps journalists to report on violence and reconciliation issues in a way that promotes peace. Additionally, Internews focuses on improving the media regulatory environment in DRC, on creating access to critical life-saving information with refugees in Dadaab refugee camp, encouraging community engagement with the airwaves in Somalia, and building the media environment in South Sudan.

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  • Combatting Rumors About Ebola: SMS Done Right

    Three girls look at a poster with information about Ebola. A little boy sits behind them.
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The rumor began with a fever. On March 4th, in a public school in rural northern Liberia on the border with Guinea, a child was diagnosed with a high fever. Following protocol in a region where Ebola cases remain a concern, the school called an ambulance to take the child for treatment. But when the ambulance arrived, students began to panic and flee the campus. Parents began to frantically connect by phone and a rumor quickly spread to the larger town of Sanniquellie, 35 km to the south.

    The rumor?

  • Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    Mohamed Ali Farah
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This story originally ran in Medium.

    Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are the hardest hit.