In the wake of the earthquake, Internews has been helping Haitian media by providing technical equipment to help communicate critical information, such as where to go for food, water, and shelter. Designed to help provide trusted news in crisis situations, Internews receives support from MacArthur for quick reaction to such humanitarian disasters. “Local media reporting for their local audiences are the best conduits for information in times like these,” said Internews' chief operating officer Jeanne Bourgault in an interview about the group’s work in the Columbia Journalism Review. “They know their audiences, their needs, their concerns, and, of course, they can reach them in their own language.”

Watch a short video on Internews' work in Haiti.

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