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Ghana | Project approved: 2015 | Cancelled

To that end, AUCC has developed both a Climate Change course for its final year (Level 400) students, and also a 2-4 week training course for journalists currently employed in the field. The broad aim of these courses is to educate the journalists on climate change in order to equip them to educate their communities on the need to protect and sustain Planet Earth in order to guarantee quality human life. Training people to become effective journalists is important because journalists help the communication process at two levels: (1) analysis to bring sense and structure out of the never-...

Liberia | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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

Liberia | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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

Mauritania | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Three, 3-day training workshops, organized by the Mauritania Syndicate of Independent Journalists (SJIM) to strengthen editorial skills among independent journalists. The list of participants in each workshop, as well as the list of speakers and the detailed program, will be submitted to the UNESCO office in Rabat 15 days before the date of each activity.

Mali | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

In 2012, Mali experienced severe political and security upheavals which plunged the country into a crisis with economic and political repercussions. Following the political changes that occurred in 1991, considerable progress was made in the area of freedom of expression, so much so that Malian experience was praised by numerous observers. The principles of freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press are established in the Constitution of 25 February 1992. As the media played a major role in the advent of democracy, a genuine culture of press freedom has emerged in...

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.

Guinea | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing
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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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