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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...

Sudan | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Institutional capacity of Sudan’s first educational institution dedicated to Press and Printing Technology enhanced through capacity building of teachers through two training workshops, improving the curricula and upgrading the equipment and building up digital media resource centre.

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) steering committee has identified capacity building as one of the key inputs to the effectiveness of the Alliance. GAMAG is a network of media organisations working together to advance the strategic objections of the section J of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA). The GAMAG was formed at the Bangkok Global Forum on Media and Gender in December 2013. This project aims to build the capacity of this stakeholder including media, in this network

Cuba | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

 

Drawing from Media Development Indicators’ Category 3 (indicators 3.2 and 3.11) and from all indicators included in Category B1of the Gender-Sensitive Media Indicators, the project aims to study the prevailing approach to gender and social diversity in the discourse on local development broadcasted by provincial and municipal radios stations in Las Tunas province. It also intends to characterize the participation of women and disadvantaged groups in communicative production and to describe the main perceptions showed by audiences regarding the portrayal of this topic on radio...

N/A | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

The proposed project, Gender and Diversity Media Policy Toolkit, will promote the success stories in diversity and inclusion media management and guide media organisations across continents to implement tried and tested tools for successful gender equality policies in media.

Algeria | Project approved: 2015 | Ongoing

Train 15 journalists from regional Radio Algeria stations on the fundamentals of radio journalism, and 15 journalists on the tools and techniques of online radio. At least 40% of the participants will be women.

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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