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Colombia | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The development objective of this project is linked to Indicator 1.2 (on the right to information) and Category 4 (Professional capacity building) of the UNESCO/IPDC Media Development Indicators (MDIs). The project intends to build the capacities of local media in the use of Law 1712 of 2014 on Transparency and Access to information as a tool for enabling them to carry out stronger and better informed investigations.
 
Build awareness and capacity among 45 journalists on the use of the Law on Transparency and Access to Information in Colombia (Law 1712, 2014) through three one...

Côte d'Ivoire | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The UNESCO publication “World Trends of Expression and Media Development” (WTEMD) states that Latin America has very high levels of commercial media concentration. Although efforts are underway to establish anti-monopoly regulations, the process is slow or has failed to generate results. In countries such as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay, there are intense debates about the need for government intervention in order to avoid monopolization of ownership and control of the media by a small number of groups due to the impact that they have on the quality of democratic debate. ...

Uganda | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The project will target 80 practicing journalists comprising of radio managers, citizen journalists, radio presenters and talkshow hosts from Gulu, Lira, Kitgum, Soroti and Arua districts. Participants attending the training will comprise of 50% women and 50% males.The project will contribute to promoting good governance and transparency by building professional capacities in peace journalism in Uganda.

 

Provide skills and knowledge in peace journalism to 80 journalists (50% men and 50% women) working in media houses in Gulu, Kitgum, Lira, Soroti and Arua districts in...

Ecuador | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The project will help to improve skills in reporting on gender, human rights, human mobility, refugees and children issues in Ecuador through professional training for Ecuadorean journaliTo organize a seminar for 50 Ecuadorean journalists and journalism students on how to effectively and ethically report on sensitive issues related to gender, human rights, human mobility, refugee and child issues, following ethical standards. Participation is to be gender equal.sm students and journalists.

Dominican Republic | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

In the Dominican Republic there are 7 national printed newspapers and an imprecise number of local newspapers. Over five hundred radio and television stations and more than three hundred domestic and international TV cable stations. The practice of journalism is governed by the Constitution of the Dominican Republic; 61-32 Law on Freedom of Expression and Media; by Law 10-91 of licensing of journalists; 200-04 and the Law on Free Access to Public Information.

 

The Dominican College of Journalists (CDP) has more than four thousand (4,000) members who are journalism...

Peru | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Therefore, this project, which will take as reference the approach of UNESCO’s publication ‘Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists’7, which focused at raising awareness among journalists on the interdisciplinary core of the climate change and on how they can reflect that in their practices. The project aims at providing skills and knowledge for designing and implementing communication campaigns on DRM and CCA to at least 30 local journalists permanently working in the Ancash Region. This would be done through a 60-hour course in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional...

Argentina | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The relationship between the press and the judiciary in Argentina, as in other countries, is one that has historically been marked by tension. In the majority of cases, this tension leads neither to the bolstering of freedom of the press nor to the strengthening of the judicial system. Given these two entities' centrality in the democratic landscape of Argentina, the ongoing conflicts between them adversely affects not just the institutions, but also the exercise of democracy itself. 
 
This tension stems equally from structural factors as from factors rooted in the poor...

Guatemala | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

CEPPAS proposes to train women journalists on the use of ICTs for investigative journalism. The project targets Verapaces, North East and Petén; Western; South East, Central and Metropolitan Regions which suffer a profound digital divide and where women have little say in the community media, in which they work. The proposal is based on three pillars: gender equality; community media; technology and innovation with emphasis on FOSS.

Three workshops of three days each will involve women-journalists. CEPPAS will also hold a Forum on Women and Journalism involving media and advocacy...

Uruguay | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The objectives of this project are:

A. To contribute in the creation of tools for updating and training members of the judiciary in the thematic project.

B. To promote the application of international human rights law and international standards on freedom of expression and access to public information by the judiciary.

C. To improve the justice system's response to threats to freedom of expression and the right of access to public information.

D. To contribute to the creation of conditions that will strengthen the justice system as a guarantor of freedom of...

Haiti | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The project proposes to implement an assessment of media development in Haiti (LCD) based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs) and using the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) to foreground gender dimension throughout the assessment.
 
The results would be an important tool for guiding the efforts of national actors working in the area of media development and legislation, including lawyers and policy makers. Such a study will provide an up-to-date state of arts of national media landscape and a comprehensive analysis of the current media situation...

Chile | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The Vuelan las Plumas platform seeks to become an example of quality cultural journalism whose content production can be taken advantage of by many other media and forms of communication. 
 
The creation of content requires a professional team with the capacities to develop quality programs and interviews. Vuelan las Plumas consists in generating and broadcasting live via radio and TV, and then uploading the content produced to the website to be downloaded by other communications media professionals and the wider public. To achieve this, capacity building is essential. ...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

 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...

Paraguay | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

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...

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