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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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South Sudan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The proposed project will contribute to professional capacity building and support to institutions that underpin freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity through advanced practical training in the field of broadcasting (with focus on radio),according to UNESCO's Model Curriculum with the aim to increase the number of well-trained broadcast journalists in South Sudan.The aim is to equip them with skills that enables them elaborate professionally designed programmes for their radio stations and above all, their audiences with gender sensitive programs.

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.

Pakistan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The project will contribute to the promotion of freedom of expression, opinion and information in Pakistan by providing safety and security training to journalists and media professionals in conflict riddled Balochistan, Southern Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan., PPF will pay special attention to provide safety training to provincial journalists working in geographical areas where professional journalism training is weak, helping them to reduce the risks under which they work and to work more safely.

Nepal | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Development Communication Society Nepal (SODEC-Nepal) intends to analyze the causes and consequences of impunity with in-depth analysis of the 35 cases of murdered journalists and the 4 missing journalists. It is anticipated that that this study will pressurize the government and state agencies to take the necessary legal steps to provide justice to the families of the

Democratic Republic of the Congo | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This project aims to garner support for improving journalists' skills in environmental protection and nature conservation.

Nepal | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Against this backdrop, WWJ and ASMITA jointly propose a project entitled “Strengthening Capacity of Women Journalists Working in Community Radio in Nepal” to create increased and balanced coverage on gender issues and contribute to a more objective, free, pluralistic and progressive media that will subsequently help to establish a more vibrant, inclusive and democracy in Nepal.

Congo | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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.

Bangladesh | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This project aims to adapt and implement a participatory model of CR programme production, the Community Learning Programme (CLP). In doing so, the project proponent, Rupantar, will build on its earlier work with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). CEMCA is the regional agency for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and implements COL’s mandate in eight South Asian countries.

Bhutan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This project seeks training support for the Bhutanese media to be more sustainable. In order to achieve a more holistic result, the project includes two training components addressed to journalists: one is developing skills on reporting rural issues in order to attract wider circulation in rural area, and subsequently to attract increased government advertising revenue. The other one is reporting economic, financial and business issues. Better business reporting is expected to attract specific urban audiences and subsequently increase advertising revenue. On the other hand, the media...

Comoros | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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.

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