In a post-conflict nation with low literacy and internet access, community radio is the only place for residents to access information, share their perspectives and engage with government and each other. When IREX heard about the fire at Radio Bomi in Liberia, the staff, with the support of USAID, decided to replace the equipment and restore the station because of the importance of keeping citizens informed during such a global health crisis.
A diverse group of Syrian women came to the US this fall to urge policy makers to stop supporting violence and instead support ongoing negotiations for a peaceful democratic transition, provide more resources for humanitarian aid, work to ensure basic human rights for prisoners and detainees.
Kristin M. Lord began her tenure as IREX’s fifth President and CEO last week. A dynamic and proven leader, Lord brings more than twenty years of experience in the fields of foreign policy, higher education, technology, and development.
IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015 Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG). Application materials and complete eligibility requirements are available online. Completed applications, including all supplemental materials, are due November 17, 2014.