Internews Europe is an international development organisation specialising in supporting independent media, freedom of information and free expression around the globe. The vast majority of their programmes are targeted at crisis-hit populations, emerging democracies and some of the world’s poorest countries.
They believe access to information and resilient local media are key to good governance, access to human rights, conflict resolution, effective response to humanitarian crises and public understanding of critical issues such as climate change.
Internews’ media development and information access projects ultimately enable people to hold their governments to account, to develop tolerant and prosperous communities and rebuild lives and livelihoods following destabilising conflict or humanitarian disasters.
The power of new technologies to analyse, distribute and publish data and information is creating significant opportunities to support our beneficiaries.
Their programmes increasingly amplify, therefore, the reach and impact of local media through the innovative deployment of new digital technologies (internet, mobile, and social media) to create dynamic and inclusive local information systems.
The work of Internews Europe has two core aims: to support the highest standards in and sustainability of local media and information systems around the globe and to ensure that communities, families and individuals, whatever their circumstances, can claim their right to access information.
Supporting independent media to preserve the right to access information and promote the monitoring of human rights violations.
Conflict and Stabilisation
Empowering local media to ensure high quality and reliable information for communities in conflict, diffuse tensions and to promote reconciliation.
Democracy and Governance
Supporting free elections and good governance by advancing the free flow of news and information on both traditional and social media platforms.
Providing up-to-date, life-saving information and establishing two-way communication between providers of humanitarian aid and communities affected by crises.
Supporting global media networks and enabling journalists to demystify and report environmental issues effectively to their audiences.
Creating new media and digital tools to support all other global programmes and keep local media ahead of the digital revolution.See more