Our Data is Your Data
How do we know that media make a difference? We've looked at the numbers. The Media Map Project, a multi-faceted research collaboration between Internews and The World Bank Institute, has made 25 data sets which collectively touch on every country in the world and up to 30 years' worth of information available to the public for download and analysis. Visualizations on the site allow viewers to interact with and test the data in different ways. More
Focus on Media at Durban Climate Talks
Internews and IIED hosted the first ever Climate Communications Day December 1, amid the COP17 Climate summit in Durban, South Africa. Nearly 200 journalists, bloggers, scientists and communications experts gathered to share lessons and ideas on how to tell the stories of climate change and its effect on communities worldwide. More from Planet Change. Climate Communications Day Program
Afghanistan, Pictured through the Eyes of Youth
Through photography, Afghan youth from around the country are showing their perspectives on family life, work, and landscape. Photography workshops in Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Badakshan, Panjshir, and Kandahar gave youth new skills in documentary photography and opportunities to show their work. "I knew how to photograph but I didn't know the rules. This will help me become a better photographer," said Mohammad Hussain, who took part in the Badakshan workshop. More
Let Them Speak
A new report – Ann Kite Yo Pale: Let Them Speak
– published by infoasaid
captures practical case studies and best practice in communications with affected communities during the 2010 responses in Haiti. Internews and the BBC World Service Trust are partners in infoasaid, a DfID funded consortium focusing on improving how aid agencies communicate with disaster affected communities.Report
Information Saves Lives
December 5, 2011 (OCHA front page story
) Internews' Director of Humanitarian Media Jacobo Quintanilla explains why communication is aid
17-year-old Suuban* endured 16-hours of child labor on the back of a truck, fleeing drought conditions in Sakow, in southern Somalia, to the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, in North-East Kenya. Her delivery was severely damaging to her health, but she didn't seek medical attention. (Read more
Mariya Rasner, Internews Deputy Regional Manger for Central Asia, is a speaker at a panel discussion hosted by the Center for International Media Assistance
at the National Endowment for Democracy. Panelists will examine the challenges to independent media leading up to the October election in Kyrgyzstan and the outlook for press freedom in the wake of a decade of political instability and polarization.
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