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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  • Hope VS. Hype in Cure Reporting: Getting Our Sound Bites Right

    Towards an HIV cure - people focused, science driven
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    A journalist friend once said to me — in all earnestness: “What will you people who work in HIV do if a cure is found for HIV tomorrow? All the programs you’re working on will have to close down.”

    There were so many things wrong with that statement, I didn’t know where to start.

  • In Memory of John Gatluak Manguet Nhial

    John Gatluak Manguet Nhial
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “Being a journalist in South Sudan is risking one’s life,” John Gatluak Manguet Nhial said to us last year. “But I have dedicated myself to serving my community through radio as a watchdog, informing them about what the politicians are doing once the citizens elect them to power.”

    John was killed in the late afternoon of July 11, 2016, during the recent violence that erupted in Juba, South Sudan. He was 32 years old.

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