I was thrilled to see the in-depth examination of philanthropic support for media in the December issue. The purpose and eventual outcomes of direct donations to media sectors can feel enigmatic for many; but never has this issue been more urgent.
For 35 years, Internews has worked from the idea that healthy information ecosystems are the cornerstone of equitable and democratic societies.
As an international charity, we’ve long navigated the diverse priorities of funders and local partners, finding common ground in a mission to enable local voices to provide reliable information where and when people need it most, in a language and format they can access.
We maintain that increasing access to high-quality media that populations the world over can trust, is the central antidote to the apparent plague of disinformation, propaganda and hoax news content.