Internews is a U.S.-based international media development organization. Its mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Internews has worked in over 70 countries, and its activities include establishing and supporting media outlets, journalist associations, and broadcast networks; training media professionals; producing programming; providing media infrastructure such as production equipment to support independent media; and promoting  fair media laws and policies. It also has special programs to improve reporting on the environment, humanitarian crises, public health and women’s issues. Through its programs, Internews improves the reach, quality, and sustainability of local media, enabling them to better serve the information needs of their communities.