Internews has a unique successful 10-year track record in China, training hundreds of media and civil society professionals as well as judges on media, rule of law and public participation programs. Highlights include: innovation labs where more than 100 NGOs were trained in using social media for advocacy; pioneering work in environmental data journalism; and increasing the awareness of LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Our recent work has focused on innovation in storytelling by combining data journalism and the use of humor to produce narratives that are social media-friendly and can reach large audiences.

Internews implements an EC-funded Strengthening Rule of Law and Good Governance initiative to increase and diversify public discourse about marginalized populations, including people with disabilities and LGBT. As part of the effort to advance China’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Internews and 1+1 implemented the UN Foundation-funded Innovative Use of Data Storytelling & Visualization to Advance Disability Rights project from September to December 2016, which uses the SDGs as a backdrop to train traditional and new media practitioners to create data-driven content and stories that promote PwD rights.