IPDC Project beneficiary type: Media regulatory bodies

Depuis 1990, le Tchad est engagé dans un processus de démocratisation de sa vie publique. Ce processus se poursuit actuellement non sans soubresauts, à la lumière des différents événements politiques, économiques et sociaux qui ponctuent le rythme de cette évolution. Les médias, malgré leur situation précaire se trouvent parmi les acteurs identifiés comme devant jouer un rôle primordial dans développement intégral et durable du pays. Toutefois, les questions relatives au développement, telles que les changements climatiques, ne reçoivent généralement pas de la part des médias toute l’...

The Gabonese media landscape comprises a multiplicity of media organs and publications. Where the media is concerned, the National Communications Council is the main regulatory body. On the other hand, the process of self-regulation has yet to be firmly established. A self-regulatory body - the Gabonese Media Observatory - has existed since 2004, but its work has been limited due to a lack of self-regulation instruments which meet with the general approval of media professionals.
 
In 1995, following the liberalisation of the media landscape, a group of Gabonese journalists...

Uganda is host to a number of institutions delivering journalism education, including the UNESCO-rated potential centre of excellence at Makerere University's Department of Journalism and Communication. However, whilst many practicing print journalists have attended professional training schools, the majority of radio journalists remain untrained. Furthermore, in spite of the available training opportunities, many journalists and editors continue to practice journalism which is insensitive to acceptable ethical norms and standards. This has led to recurrent breaches of core ethical values...

The reform of Tanzania's economic and political systems has had a major effect on its media industry, with massive private investment resulting in a proliferation of media outlets and the emergence of new media. The consequential increase in demand for journalists led to an upsurge in the establishment of media training institutions offering certificates and diplomas. Unfortunately however, the majority of these establishments did not adhere to the required standards of the National Accreditation Council for Technical Education (NACTE). In 2006, the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) set...

During a crucial time of change in Chad's legal and local governmental structure, the Haut Conseil de la Communication (HCC) has highlighted the need to strengthen the capacities of public and private media to provide participatory support during elections. With the recent introduction of laws authorizing the publication of partial results and the broadcasting of commentaries on electoral processes, the responsibility of the media to ensure transparency and credibility is even more pertinent. Unfortunately however, the HCC's role as the media regulatory body in Chad is limited, due to a...

Many Cambodian newspapers and private radio and TV stations depend on support from political parties. Although press freedom is not guaranteed, the government has declared support for press freedom, publicly praising the benefits to society of an unfettered media. There are no restrictions on satellite dish ownership and foreign radio broadcasts can be received easily from neighboring countries. The purpose of the project is to develop reporting skills in the provincial media in the Kingdom of Cambodia, which has been neglected by the tertiary education sector and other training...

Since the year 2000, IPYS has been working systematically with regional and local media, and journalists of the Andean sub-region. It has proven that most of them have very few financial, technical and professional resources and that this negatively affects the quality of their production. The public, on the other hand, is far from being familiar with fundamental issues such as the design of public policies, as well as matters of finance, health, education and environment. The consequences of such a situation are clear: democratic participation is hindered on matters ranging from electing...

A forthcoming study to be published by INSI Latin America Office shows that two thirds of the journalists murdered in a decade were journalists investigating political corruption or economic crimes (so called parallel powers) and 74% of them were working for radio or written Media1. These journalists, potentially most affected by violence, usually do not have the means to access timely information on security or acquire the necessary skills and hence are most at threat. This project proposes to develop a way of delivering in a timely and economic mean security information and skills to...

Although there have been marked improvements in the legal framework governing press freedom in the Central African Republic, the level of professionalism within the Central African media remains inadequate. Currently, there is no permanent structure offering a full course of training in journalism. The generation of Central African media professionals who received training abroad?mainly in France and at the Ecole Supérieures des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information et de la Communication (ESSTIC) in Yaounde, is close to retirement. Media agencies have difficulty finding young...

The rural journalists are particularly vulnerable to direct and indirect violations of freedom of expression. Since they practice their profession within small populations, where social relationships are very close, they become more conspicuous, and thus more exposed to the fluctuations of the regional politics. Also, considering they mostly depend on publicity for their operation, their economic precariousness becomes a weakness, which could be exploited for the benefit of institutions or officials seeking to obtain favourable information or to silence criticism. In Latin America, as...

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