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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...

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

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...

The Ethiopian media is a very recent phenomenon, mainly consisting of state-controlled radio and television. Addis Ababa City Administration Community Media (FM 96.3) is one of the few community radio stations in the country. It serves 1.5 million people across a 105 km radius, providing 18 hours of daily transmission in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. However, its journalists lack professional skills.
The proposed project aims to address this gap by training volunteer journalists, reporters, editors and technicians at FM 96.3 to be able to produce high quality...

Fesmedia Africa's 2010 media barometer reveals that the journalism training at the University of Antananarivo does not include refresher programmes even though graduating students experience difficulties due to pedagogical shortcomings and gaps in the content of the initial training programmes. Furthermore, among the media professionals, the vast majority (more than 700) are trained on the job. One consequence of this is the plethora of articles based on sensationalism and a dull report of facts. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of a national pool of instructors from 6 public...

There is a severe lack of information in the Rwandan media concerning the environment and the effects of climate change on agricultural production. Community radios have the potential to play a decisive role in filling this gap but lack the technical capacity to do so. If this skills shortage were addressed, educational radio programmes on the environment and climate change could reach more than 4,000,000 people from 15 radio stations, including rural communities, decision-makers and local leaders, enabling them to fully participate in environmental protection and take appropriate measures...


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