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Capacity building and implementation of a mechanism for monitoring the safety of 40 journalists (50% female) during election periods in Cote d'Ivoire

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US$21 037.50

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 elections. Consequently, the aim of this project is to provide journalists with training on the national legal frameworks governing the media and elections, and on identifying potential threats to their safety, reducing risks, and taking initiatives that are consistent with the United Nations Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists. Specific emphasis will also be placed on the course on safety and journalism, as well as on the section on the specific threats faced by women.

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Syndicat national des Agents de la Presse Privée de Côte d’Ivoire (SYNAPPCI) 06 BP 2868 Abidjan 06 Tel.: +22505 10 18 29/ 41 10 13 32
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The Syndicat National des Agents de la Presse privée de Côte d’ivoire (SYNAPPCI) was
founded on August 25, 1999, and is the largest trade union for private-sector media workers in
Côte d'Ivoire. It has conducted several project, notably with support from partners such as the
National Endowment for Democracy, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the
Fonds de Soutien et Développement de la Presse, Friedrich Ebert, UNIAFRICA, the Fédération
Internationale Journaliste etc. It is based in Abidjan.

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06 BP 2868 Abidjan 06

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+22505 10 18 29/ 41 10 13 32
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Cote d'Ivoire

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