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Local Voices for Global Change

Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.”

From their website: “Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.”

They focus on the following global issues:

Sharing innovative approaches to information exchange through experimentation, research and technology

Ensuring quality, reliable information across platforms to inform communities and diffuse conflict.

Supporting global media networks and enabling journalists to cover the environment more effectively.

Advancing the free flow of news and information on traditional and social media platforms to foster good governance.

Improving the quality and quantity of information on health issues across communications platforms, from radio to mobile.

Providing life-saving information and establishing two-way communication flows with communities affected by crises.

Building, enhancing and advocating for a globally open internet.

Advancing the leadership of women and youth in their communities through technology and media strategies.