International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating Women in Media and Information

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

On International Women's Day, March 8, Internews celebrates the courageous women in media who challenge stereotypes and who work under sometimes very difficult conditions to bring news and information to their communities and protect women online.

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

For World Radio Day: Messages from Mahad

Friday, February 12, 2016

Internews supports citizen engagement in media to connect and empower communities. For World Radio Day, February 13, we celebrate a radio program from South Sudan, one of the most difficult countries for journalists.

In Mahad, an informal settlement of nearly 3,000 displaced South Sudanese, a young woman—Riak Akech—carries an audio recorder with her every day to record messages from residents for lost family members.

Strong, independent media critical for good governance

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In this article from Devex, Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault and IREX CEO Kristin Lord argue that strengthening independent media and access to trustworthy information is one of the most important conditions for enabling all other development activities to succeed. 

In the DRC, Journalists Struggle with Threats and Self-Censorship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Self-censorship is as big of a problem for journalists in many countries where we work as what we traditionally think of as overt, imposed censorship. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalists' freedom has come under attack in the period leading up to the presidential elections. In an interview, Tshivis Tshivuadi, General Secretary of Journaliste en Danger—Journalists in Danger—provides insight into the situation.

For the World’s Daughters To See

Friday, January 15, 2016

Chime for Change, a global platform for supporting women’s voices, invited us to contribute two videos about remarkable women we work with who are courageously working in media in very difficult situations – Myanmar, South Sudan and Ukraine.

When the world consumes media – online or traditional – only 10% of all stories they see, hear or read feature women.

We believe that women's inclusion and participation in media and information is critical to helping our daughters see the range of their possibilities in life.

Reminder: Last chance to make your year-end gift!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Today is the last day to make your tax-deductible gift to Internews. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve—and even save—lives with the power of news and information. 

Happy New Year from Internews!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

To celebrate the holidays and the coming new year, we invite you to view highlights from the past year honoring dedicated local journalists and the communities they serve.

View a photo essay

PeaceHackCamp — Building a Technology and Innovation Community in South Sudan

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

To many observers South Sudan might seem like a strange place for a technology event. The four-year-old nation is one of the least developed on earth and, since 2013, an ongoing civil war has brought with it economic chaos, widespread displacement of people, and increased food insecurity.

In South Sudan, “innovating” would perhaps seem to be less of a priority than simply surviving the many challenges faced daily. In times of crisis, however, the two are often linked. And the focus of the recent #PeaceHackCamp was firmly on finding new, creative, South Sudanese solutions to South Sudan’s problems.