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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...

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

India | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

This project proposes innovative documentation of good practice through the use of participatory content creation / participatory audio and video production methodologies. The project will support the use of innovative new media technologies like the mobile and the internet to enable community radio stations to create and share this body of work with each other and with the national and global community

Djibouti | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The aim of the project is to contribute to training in investigative journalism and in so doing remove the main obstacles to in-depth, high-quality inquiries. The message that needs to be driven home is that there is no quick and easy way to produce good articles, and that investigations that require time and effort are always worth it in the end.
 
Two training sessions, each lasting 2 days, will be organised: one for print-media personnel, and one for audiovisual-media personnel. The UNESCO Manual, "Hypothesis-based investigation: the Investigative Journalist's manual" will...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The Caribbean has a varied level of media development, with Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica being the most sophisticated and Dominica and Guyana the least. Within the territories and countries of CARICOM (the Caribbean Community), there are about 25 local terrestrial stations and 60-100 cable channels. Radio licences exceed 300 and there are more than a dozen daily print newspapers and 5 weekly publications as well as on-line dailies and weeklies, all serving a population of about 6 million. There is a mix of private and state owned broadcasters with the latter dominating in some...

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

The proposal plans to work with 120 representatives. In La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, each workshop will involve:

1) 5 public authorities and social actors.

2) 5 mass media journalists and trade unions’ representatives.

3) 10 students and professors from public and private universities.

In each case, men will represent the 50% of beneficiaries and women the other 50%.

Madagascar | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

On completion of the training, discussions, debates and analyses provided for in the 1-day programme, the 240 male and female journalists will have acquired the skills and resources required to understand and apply the Communication Code

Suriname | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Suriname has 19 television stations, 34 radio stations, 4 newspapers, 9 community radio stations, approximately 10 journals and about 9 new media news sites. The State owns 1 radio station 1 one television station. The rest of the media is privately owned. About 150 journalists are working at the media. The media sector employs mostly ‘self-made’ media workers who largely need to be educated and trained. This need also originates from a strong increase in the number of news media in the previous years and consequently also the number of required journalists. The purpose of the media in...

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