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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-...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Ecuador | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

Ecuador has recently approved a Communications Law which presents a new regulatory environment and a set of challenges for journalism and the exercise of free expression in Ecuador. The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has expressed -in a letter issued in June 28, 2013- that the Law should be brought in line with international standards on freedom of expression, because some of the provisions of the Act could restrict the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and provoke a serious chilling effect. In the same...

Mauritania | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

The Ecole Nationale d’Administration was established in 1966 to train senior-level Mauritanian government officials, and in this capacity it was entrusted with the task of setting up Journalism Institute. Since 2011, the Institute has been offering a programme of initial training in journalism, as well as a programme of ongoing training aimed at practising journalists. Since then, it has been operating under the name, Ecole nationale d’administration, du journalisme et de la magistrature (ENAJM) (National School of Administration, Journalism and Magistracy). This project provides for a...

Other | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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...

Peru | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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...

Morocco | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

Since the birth of the social movement on 20 February 2011, which took to the streets of Morocco to demand policy reforms leading towards a genuine democratic regime respectful of human rights, numerous protesters have been attacked by law enforcement officials. Likewise, a large number of media professionals, both Moroccan and foreign, have suffered and continue to suffer from the violent reactions of a regime which has never ceased to practise a policy of control on information. These reactions range from physical aggression to the withdrawal of journalists' press cards, as well as...

Cape Verde | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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. 

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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...

Tunisia | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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....

United Republic of Tanzania | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

The political transformation in the 1990s in Tanzania led to the new development in the media sector – with the increased number of both print and electronic media. Twenty years after the country’s independence, Tanzania is ranked as having one of the highest levels of can boost itself for being one of the counties with the most of the media concentration in the region. The way journalism has grown in Tanzania in the past decade is truly phenomenal. From the five state –party owned newspapers and one radio station in 1992, the industry now boasts of 20 daily papers, 53 weeklies and 42...

Costa Rica | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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...

Palestine | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

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...

Malawi | Project approved: 2014 | Implementation completed

Statistics gathered by UNESCO, as well as by other organisations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Sans Frontières, the International News Safety Institute (INSI), the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) and the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) all testify to the staggering number of journalists and media workers killed while performing their professional duties. In Malawi, journalists face risks in the process of collecting and disseminating news. The risks become higher when the country is experiencing social unrest, journalists become a...

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