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The project aims to train journalists in accessing public information. The objective is to improve the capacity of journalists to demand public interest information from the State.
 
Since the year 2000, IPYS has been working systematically with regional and local media and individual journalists from Peru and Latin America. It has proven that most of them have very few financial, technical and professional resources and this affects negatively the quality of their production. Even though information seems to circulate freely, limitations exist because of a lack of knowledge...

The post-revolution media sector in Tunisia has entered an uncertain stage where there is a clear lack of regulation and confusion about media-ethics standards. The majority of media professionals does not differ between criticism and defamation, and some media managers incite their employees to go beyond ethical limits in order to increase their audiences and profits. Therefore, there is a general incorrect use of the right of freedom of expression and information by Tunisian media at large. Unfortunately, there isn’t any Press Council to ensure self-regulation among media professionals....

The aim of this project is to promote the gender approach in order to contribute to the creation of an environment that is conducive to freedom of expression among women and radio broadcasters for more widespread popularisation of the culture of equality.  

In order to develop data management and digital information security tools for investigative reporters, a collaborative link will have to be established among journalists, programmers and experts in IT tools, as an efficient way to achieve results and impact with the use of electronic data. The development of tools, such as extracting data from the web, the creation of databases to process and obtain information of value and of public interest; and the digital presentation and visualization of data shall enhance the quality of journalistic work.
 
These tools will be reinforced...

The aim of this project is to allow the female citizens of Ouakam to acquire critical capacity in matters relating to the media, with the aim of strengthening their civic engagement, notably by strengthening their capacity to produce citizen information. At the end of the course, the young women of Ouakam will have acquired expertise and strong skills in issues relating to media literacy and information. They will be able to better evaluate the role of the EMI in strengthening participatory democracy and socio-economic development. This project aims to allow the female citizens of Ouakam...

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes are quite common in Costa Rica. Small earthquakes occur daily and strong tremors happen a few times a year. According to the Costa Rica Disaster Statistics Data, the 49 events which occurred between 1980 and 2010 killed 312 people, affected 1,647,964 and caused hundreds of millions dollars in damages. Emergencies such as AH1N1 influenza pandemic and the rise in number of nosocomial infections happen on a regular basis too. In 2004 a magnitude 6.2 quake centered on the Pacific Coast, killed 8 locals and damaged buildings and...

Harassment, intimidation and physical threats against journalists and media professionals have increased in the Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) during the first six months of year 2013 – according to Mada violations report. 113 violations were registered 54.4% of them were committed by the Israeli occupation and the rest were committed by the security apparatuses in Gaza Strip and West Bank. Violations against bloggers and social media activists have increased in the past year. The violations took the form of investigations, imprisonment, prevention of coverage, prevention of travel...

The aim of the project is to strengthen the professional capacity of the community-radio journalists and broadcast presenters involved in collecting, processing and disseminating radio information; it seeks to strengthen the institutional framework of community radio stations by providing a solid basis for their independence, and thereby contributing towards the promotion of freedom of expression, the pluralism of ideas, and the diversity and quality of information provided to local communities. 

In 2011, El Salvador enacted the Access to Public Information Law. The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador - APES) played a key role in the consultation process between civil society organizations and authorities on provisions of the Law. Recently, in cooperation of UNDP El Salvador, the APES launched The Guidelines about Access to Public Information Law for Journalists handbook.
 
In 2013 President Funes decreed establishment of the Institute for Access to Public Information which has five commissioners responsible for the...

The issues in the Palestinian media of overemphasising politics and of overlooking and marginalizing the socio-economic needs of local groups exist nationwide. This has consequently led to the absence of the concept of “citizen journalism” as well as at the grassroots level. Media capacity is not being used and employed for lobbying towards development and socioeconomic needs of people at the grassroots/locality/district level. No social media/bloggers synergies for development are formed and built up, even no influential or collective efforts are available.
 
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