Happy New Year from Internews!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In 2017, Internews will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Over the past 35 years, we and others in the media development field have evolved as the information landscape has changed.

Laying the Groundwork for the 2017 Juba Film Festival

A seated woman is seen through the viewfinder of a video camera
Friday, December 16, 2016

Juba’s first ever Film Festival was a smashing success in July, but the festival organizers aren’t resting on their laurels.

Juba Film Festival (JFF) Founding Director Simon Bingo says training young people to tell stories with cameras is the next step in helping the young country to popularize movies and grow the industry.

Grazing Cattle Side-by-Side

Two boys face the camera with cattle roaming behind them.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Loka John sits down on a blue plastic chair in the Singaita 88.3 FM newsroom. The 23-year-old sets his notebook on the table in front of him and flips it open to an empty page. He scrawls a few notes with his pen.

The news meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. John pitches his story idea to the four other reporters, news manager, and journalism trainer.

“I attended a meeting yesterday led by the governor and deputy governor over the conflict near my boma [village] in Budi County,” John said.

Getting the Words Right

This booklet is an effort to share some ideas and available best practices for gender-sensitive journalism. It makes no attempt to abolish words or alter established texts but seeks to promote equality in the use of language and proposes proactive consideration of professional alternatives to foster creative and persuasive use of language equity, in a fair and inclusive manner.

Read the booklet: Getting the Words Right

Date: 
2016-10-31 00:00:00

Undercover and Working for Change

Monday, October 10, 2016

Last year the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights named Honduras the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists. Xiomara Orellana has been working as a journalist for decades in Honduras. She has taken great risks to follow her passion to explain the migration experience.

“The essence of what you do is in the impact that it has on people; for you to inform, change, help consolidate democratic societies."

—Xiomara Orellana

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Mediated Information

Friday, September 2, 2016
In a recent study of media use in three areas of Afghanistan, a salon and madrassa were among limited spaces where women consumed information without interpretation or mediation from men. The study was commissioned by Internews and looked at the particular local “information ecosystems” of these communities — how both men and women access, consume, influence, trust, and share information.
 

Mediated Information

Friday, September 2, 2016

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

In a beauty parlor in the Macroyan area of Afghanistan, women gather to have their makeup done. Among the few public places in Afghanistan that are exclusively for women, the women watch beauty tips from Indian programming on TV, and surf Facebook for fashion pages.

The Silent Crime in Sri Lanka

Khmer Times: News as it Happens
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

(This article in the Khmer Times is a re-print of a Medium article by Internews about harassment of women journalists in Sri Lanka.)

The year 2012 was still a dangerous time to be a journalist in Sri Lanka. The 27-year civil war ended in May 2009, but the president who oversaw the final stages of the war, Mahinda Rajapaksa, continued to rule over this island nation of 21 million with an iron hand.