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Sierra Leone | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This projects seeks to bring together civil society members, editors of newspapers, station managers, experts in the field of public health media campaigns, the Sierra Leone Bar Association, the Political Parties Commission, the Office of National Security and key partners in the fight against Ebola to develop a NATIONAL REPORTING GUIDELINES FOR MEDIA PRACTIONERS which will significantly contribute to press freedom, enhancing self-regulation and at the same time containing the virus.

Tunisia | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The immediate objective is to support 25 illiterate women from the South-East region of Tunisia in their contribution to local development by heightening the visibility of their projects.

Senegal | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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.

Guinea | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing
Kazakhstan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Provide skills and knowledge for media compliance to 20 representatives of legal, advertising, human resource, government relations departments including owners and editors of print media (50% women and 50% men) working in 10 print media from Kazakhstan, through two a two-days training course.

Bolivia (Plurinational State of) | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Bolivia is the second Latin American country where the Media Development Indicators (MDI) were applied following the methodology developed by the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

 

This study was carried out from June 2011 to June 2012 by the Bolivian Media Observatory (ONADEM in Spanish) from UNIR Bolivia Foundation and supervised by Rosa González, the Communication and Information Counselor for the UNESCO`s Representation of Andean countries.

 

After finishing the application, the 250 page report was submitted to a...

Kazakhstan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Provide skills and knowledge for media compliance to 20 representatives of legal, advertising, human resource, government relations departments including owners and editors of print media (50% women and 50% men) working in 10 print media from Kazakhstan, through two a two-days training course.

Swaziland | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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.

Ethiopia | Project approved: 2015 | Cancelled

The proposed project with a theme of “Developing leadership skill and Enhancing photojournalism skills” aims to create independent and self-confident senior women journalists as well as to produce a well skilled body of photojournalists who have the required competencies to produce quality media outputs with the required media quality standards in order to inspire development and learning through an increasingly gender sensitive media environment. This project’s primary objective is to build the capacity of 20 senior women journalists in leadership knowledge and skills as well as enhance...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

Thailand | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This project promotes the indigenous peoples’ right to to all forms of media and to produce their own media content, through building the capacity of the networks’ members in journalism skills and creating platforms and means for them to reach out to other relevant stakeholders.

Georgia | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

Brazil | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

Mali | Project approved: 2015 | Cancelled

The "Journalism and citizenship" project initiated by Belekan Community Radio finds its justification in the desire to contribute to the process of post-conflict management. The project will address the issues of citizenship and human rights through the use of ICT resources. Young people will be its main beneficiaries.

Jamaica | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

There are approximately 26 radio stations currently operating in Jamaica. Of this amount the vast majority are commercial entities focused on pop culture and headline news content. Less than ten are community broadcasters and even so, they are struggling to meet basic bills for light and equipment let alone investments in content development and capacity development. Whereas these stations are hugely popular in their communities, their lack of broadcast skills and capacity, prevents them from providing the communication support for community development required by their citizens.
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Zimbabwe | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

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