Project Updates

  • Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans

    Monday, February 9, 2009

    “It was darkness, no electricity, and the only thing that connected us to the world was a small radio. We were more than forty people, men, women, and children sleeping in the living room, listening to the radio and moving the tuner from one station to another; no one could sleep." So said Um Ibrahim, a mother of eight living in Khan Younis, south of Gaza City.

    Along with forty other relatives, Ibrahim and her family had taken shelter in her brother Abu Ali’s house after the first night of the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in December.

  • In China, an Investigative Reporter Uncovers a City’s Pollution Secrets

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    Zhang Ke, an environmental reporter from China Business News, smelled a rat. He was accompanying an official government inspection team to Liupanshui, a city of roughly 2.8 million people in southwestern China, and the deputy mayor was assuring them that his city had no problems with pollution. In fact, he said, there were not even any coal or chemical plants there.

    But Zhang Ke had recently taken a workshop from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the Capital Youth Journalists Association (a partner organization) in China on how to conduct investigative environmental journalism.

  • Enhancing Environmental Reporting

    People riding on elephants through the forest
    Sunday, July 1, 2007

    Scientists estimate that on bad days, up to a quarter of California’s air pollution originates in China, as smog and dust from Chinese factories, cars and dust storms waft across the Pacific. Rapid economic growth in Asia and other parts of the developing world is having a profound impact on the local and global environment, but citizens in many countries are ill-informed about these critical issues.

    To educate and engage citizens, journalists, and policymakers, three years ago Internews established the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a project that aims to improve the quality and quantity of reporting on the environment.