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IPDC project priority: Community Media Development

 In this project CFOM will interview news editors/senior journalists of news organisations (see C Additional Information below) in six countries where press freedom is constrained and where editors could therefore be expected to have a greater interest in combating threats to journalists and ensuring safe reporting than in countries where the press is relatively free and journalists generally operate in a safe environment. These countries are Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Turkey, India and Bulgaria. The interviews will focus on editors/senior journalists’ news...

Train 8 male and female presenters, and 5 members of the Friends of Bandafassi FM Community Radio Association, in radio broadcast production techniques, administrative and financial management of a community radio station, strategic planning, and on issues of decentralization, good governance, and citizenship after following the series of courses.

The proposed project, Gender and Diversity Media Policy Toolkit, will promote the success stories in diversity and inclusion media management and guide media organisations across continents to implement tried and tested tools for successful gender equality policies in media.

The purpose of this project is to promote local capacity building in safety and protection of journalists by reinforcing the existing monitoring network of the Swaziland Union of Journalists and Swaziland Editors’ Forum with a 3-day national seminar and creating social media tools for online safety monitoring and reporting. The proposed training will use the UNESCO produced “Model Curricula for Journalism Education: A Compendium of New Syllabi”, which incorporates a module on safety and journalism. Under this module, the workshop content will  be drawn from “Unit1” - Rights and legal...

This project proposes a training workshop targeting 20 managers and content producers from 5 community radio initiatives. The proposed training will run for 2 days and will focus on the UNESCO produced toolkit on “Linking Generations through Radio”. The raining will be conducted in collaboration with a consultant radio producer in Zimbabwe and will be hosted in one of the community radio initiatives. This training is essential because ZACRAS members are already producing content from their communities which they package in CDs for distribution. The managers and content producers require...

The aim of the project is to improve the quality of media training, promote good governance, and build capacity among journalists so that men, women and youth are portrayed in balanced manner in the media.

Provide 20 female members of the Association des femmes comoriennes de la presse (AFCP) with a 1-week course on the production of news reports and on conducting media interviews so that, on completion, they will be able to perform their jobs in their respective media houses in full knowledge of the rules applicable to news processing while adhering to the ethical principles and values of the profession.

The aim of the project is to contribute to training in investigative journalism and in so doing remove the main obstacles to in-depth, high-quality inquiries. The message that needs to be driven home is that there is no quick and easy way to produce good articles, and that investigations that require time and effort are always worth it in the end.
 
Two training sessions, each lasting 2 days, will be organised: one for print-media personnel, and one for audiovisual-media personnel. The UNESCO Manual, "Hypothesis-based investigation: the Investigative Journalist's manual" will...

Since the 90s, the political situation in Côte d'Ivoire has been particularly unsettled. And unfortunately, with each crisis, journalists have always been singled out as targets. Underlying these assaults on Ivorian journalists' and media professionals' physical and moral integrity is the widely held view that journalists do not always exercise their profession in a professional manner. According to a number of observers, this is due to a lack of knowledge, on the part of journalists, of the rules of their profession and the legislative and regulatory frameworks governing the media and...

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