Participants of two Internews health media projects in Liberia put health in the news in the run up to the elections.
Liberians went to the polls on 10 October 2017 to elect the President and House of Representatives. In the run-up to elections everywhere in the world, party politics, campaign trails and – more often than not - character assassination drive the news agenda. Health stories don’t make the front page. In fact, health stories hardly make the front page, ever. But a group of Liberian journalists have changed that.
Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.
Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.
This report, from Internews, provides perspectives and recommendations centered on the information void at the heart of the refugee crisis in Europe.
In April 2017, an Internews team conducted a rapid assessment on information needs among refugees and migrants in Italy, visiting formal reception facilities (hotspot, CAS, CARA) in Lampedusa, Agrigento, Catania, and informal centers in Ventimiglia and Rome.
Local radio in Afghanistan reaches remote areas and connects communities.
NILLI CITY, Afghanistan — Mahsooma Sehrat was just out of high school when she defied the wishes of her family in this deeply conservative town to become a radio reporter. Five years later Sehrat, an intrepid young woman of 23 who walks to work in the mornings and regularly leaves 15 hours later, is one of the most recognized voices of Radio Daikundi, the scrappy station that has become the beating heart of democracy in the high mountain center of Afghanistan.
Haiti is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries and the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti on 4 October, 2016, more than six years after an earthquake flattened its capital, Port-au-Prince, and impacted three million people. Hurricane Matthew affected 1.125 million people in rural areas along the country’s southern coast, killing more than 500 and destroying livelihoods.
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The USAID-funded Balkans Media Assistance Program (BMAP) is a regional media support project in the Balkans focused on strengthening the competitiveness, sustainability, and cooperation of the independent media sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. BMAP will aim to make media more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces and strengthen the sustainability of the independent media sector across the region, particularly in the digital space.
The Assistant Program Coordinator provides support for the regional and country-level projects and activities across Internews’ Asia portfolio, under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, Asia. This includes responsibilities for liaising partners working in the field of environmental journalism, journalist safety, and other program areas, as well as supporting administrative and logistical tasks, assisting other programmatic activities, business development and additional responsibilities as needed by the Internews team.
Responsible for establishing and managing effective working relationships with Internews’ core sub-grantees and sub-contractors and recipient of small grants in Tanzania, including local media organizations, media outlets and civil society organizations.
Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for all financial and administrative operations with Internews in Tanzania. S/he will work closely with the Internews Tanzania COP, with the Internews Tanzania operations and finance staff, and with other Internews staff in Internews regional office in Kenya and in HQ.
This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the financial management, administration, and staff management.