IPDC project priority: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism

 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...

On August 2014, the Paraguayan law on access to public information was passed. Our institution – IDEA- has been leading efforts towards this goal for 8 years: a process that at times could not to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and required a significant investment in terms of time and funds. 
 
During that process, communicators have been mostly allies; although a small number of the sector opposed. Led by IDEA, the GIAI (a Group of NGOs an individuals who got together to coordinate actions in support of Access to Information) included the press at all times, as main...

The Press Union of Liberia proposes that this project should benefit 25 journalists working with Community Radio stations in 5 counties in the rural parts of Liberia. The stations will themselves receive equipment that will strengthen their capacity to cover Ebola and other health challenges

The Press Union of Liberia proposes that this project should benefit 25 journalists working with Community Radio stations in 5 counties in the rural parts of Liberia. The stations will themselves receive equipment that will strengthen their capacity to cover Ebola and other health challenges

Empower 40 journalists (gender parity respected) with skills and know‐how in journalism techniques specific to the electoral process so that they are capable of providing the Chadian population with reliable information on electoral campaigns, while adhering to the code of ethics of their profession.

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...

The killings of journalists and the level of impunity for such crimes is a persistent problem. Between 2006-2013 593 journalists were killed and the current level of impunity, based on states’ responses to UNESCO, is 93.3% (UNESCO’s DG’s report to IPDC, November 2014). This problem is widely recognised amongst IGOs, NGOs and the media community and has become a priority agenda item for the UN. The UN has developed a ‘Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity’ in 2012 in an attempt to combat, crimes against journalists and impunity and ultimately to ensure...

The South Caucasus is comprised of three diverse countries, each facing different challenges becoming democratic and open societies where political processes represent the needs of constituents. The media in this region is largely limited to the traditional forms of print, TV, and radio. Because media organizations rely on these models that are no longer sustainable because of the internet and technology, they are susceptible to the financial control and bias of political parties and special interest groups, which in turn influences the content and quality of their journalism. Audiences in...

Women's voices are essential to the development of societies. In order to strengthen women’s voices, women have to be present in making the news and entertainment. Gender equality within media organizations have to be fostered and supported proactively. Balanced gender portrayal in media content is also crucial, to ensure stereotypes are not reinforced. Finally, women media workers have to be safe from gender specific violence to carry on their work.
 
Unfortunately, there is virtually no data available about the presence of women in media organizations in Brazil; regional...

Pages

Subscribe to Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism