In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Internews is working with local Haitian media and humanitarian aid agencies to get critical information directly to the people who need it most.
With communications systems crippled, Haitians need up-to-date, factual information about their situation: how to find help and how to eventually rebuild. Local journalists need support in reporting effectively on the crisis and its aftermath, and in reestablishing their own broadcasting and publishing capability.
With a team of local reporters, Internews produces a daily humanitarian news broadcast, currently airing on 27 local radio stations.Humanitarian reporting training and technical support are also being provided to local media outlets and individuals.
Equipment, infrastructure and support provided to local Haitian media will improve their ability to inform their communities, ultimately providing Haitians with the information they need to participate in long-term relief and recovery.
â€œThe radio station is the peopleâ€™s life right now. Without the radio station, the country is dead. Without the radio station, we canâ€™t communicate. We donâ€™t have anything.â€™â€™ - Roselaure Revil, from a January 20 AP Article
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,888
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,888
The original project funding goal was $50,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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