IPDC Project implementation status: Ongoing

State-run radio and television services play an important role in the peace consolidation process in post-conflict countries, and especially in a country like the Central African Republic, which is very large but sparsely populated. In the course of various conflicts, much of the Radio and Television Service's production and broadcasting equipment and its archives have been destroyed, thereby aggravating the information deficit. It is essential that the Central African Radio and Television Service be rehabilitated so that it can pursue its mission of propmoting social, economic, and...

With the recent transformations in the way in which journalism and media professions are exercised, the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information et de la Communication (ESSTIC), as a reference in journalism training, must constantly monitor and reassess its training staff's skills and training equipment. In order to adequately prepare Cameroonian and other Central African students in the profession, ESSTIC must command the very best in terms of the trainer expertise and the tools required for appropriate training in new media practices. The project aims to train media...

The media sector in the MENA region (Middle East and North-African countries) is experiencing an intense growth in terms of quantity of new players (privatisation in national TV sector and emergence of Pan-Arab satellite channels), which offer diversification, scope of action and technological progress. The existing training opportunities for journalists provided by the training and academic institutes operating in the region are not sufficient in comparison with the needs, in particular in the field of specialised training. The analysis of the current media landscape shows a large...

This proposal seeks support to organise a 3-day national training seminar to foster professional capacities of broadcast journalists in covering climate change issue as well as raise the public awareness about risks of climate change. This seminar will be conducted in order to put this project within the context of the International Conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change organised by UNESCO in September 2009. The training will aim at building capacity of journalists to cover the issue as well as to localise main points of the Paris Declaration on Broadcast Media and Climate...

Today, ISIC needs to improve and expand its course offering to meet the new challenges in an evolving media sector. It must respond to the needs of the emerging media outlet of online radio, by developing training programmes which take account of professional and technological requirements in this field. In this framework, ISIC intends to organize two training workshops for the lecturers and technicians in the Audiovisual Department of ISIC: one on online journalism techniques, and the second on the creation and development of an online radio station. This project finds its justification...

Mass media in Puntland is not well supported due to lack of facilities and expertise. It is therefore absolutely necessary that a well-equipped university campus radio station be established to not only serve as a community broadcaster, but more importantly provide the much needed training in professional journalism and broadcasting. Through its programming, this radio will address local issues as well as those that affect the surrounding communities, such as internally displaced peoples, educate the population about the negative effects and dangers of piracy, female genital mutilation and...

Thanks to its position and experience, Radio Nacional del Paraguay (RNP) is best suited to train community radio broadcasters on a regular basis. However, RNP's technical equipment is not sufficient to offer quality training courses. For this reason the training purposes require the purchase of additional studio equipment. In its operational planning objectives RNP declared to contribute to the improvement and democratic distribution of information and consequently joined forces with Asociación para la Educación y Comunicación Radiofónica (the association of broadcast education and...

Somalia's plight is reflected in its media: undeveloped, fragmented and often partisan, poorly resourced, professionally and technically inadequate and operating in an atmosphere hostile to free expression and often dangerous. In spite of this, diverse and more professional media outlets have emerged in recent years, in particular FM radio stations with no explicit factional links. The TV and press sectors are weak and radio is the dominant medium. Radio Galkayo depends on its dedicated volunteer staff with very limited financial and capacity-building support. The lack of staff training on...

Media play a crucial role in the construction of women's images and in orienting collective representations and attitudes toward women. Arab Media perpetuate prejudices and stereotypes that underestimate women, depreciate their contribution to development, and confer negative qualities to womanhood. Most conferences and reports on women and the media stress the fact that these media damage and even sometimes distort the image of women. The obstacles facing women to capitalise on the media as a powerful tool for transformation of discriminatory practices are numerous. However, the CAWTAR /...

Due to geographical barriers (enclaves, dense forest,?), the radio broadcasting media cannot cover the entire national territory, or at least inhabited zones. The Dienga district and its environs is in one of these uncovered zones. What this means is that only a fraction of the population has access to information, and then with great difficulty. Community radio is therefore seen as an effective alternative for enabling public access to information. While the press receives grants from the State, this is not the case for radio and television. As such, despite the importance of community...

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