A vibrant and responsible media sector has a vital role to play in countries recovering from conflict. Government, the private sector and civil society need the media to transmit key messages, for public information dissemination, to hold each other to account and to serve educational and recreational needs.
Our training and capacity building team works with local trainers to deliver programmes for print, broadcast, online media and community radio. We target journalists with the greatest needs, including women and those in rural areas. Our courses emphasise ethical reporting; in fragile environments an ethical journalist is a safe journalist. We also provide courses for media managers and owners to ensure businesses are sustainable.
Our programme design and evaluation team works with donor-funded media organisations to develop well designed projects that can be easily monitored for impact and sustainability.
Our research and analysis team monitor and map the media, conduct audience research or carry out needs assessments at a local and national level.
Journalists who are able to respond to issues of human rights, good governance, democratic principles, and with understanding of how to manage sources, are better able to fulfill their mandate and provide fair and accurate coverage. Only through sustained training, mentoring and well designed programmes will standards improve.
To find out more or engage our media development team please email firstname.lastname@example.org