Feedback session at Summer School in Myanmar

MM MJI Summer schoolFinal hours of Fojo partners Myanmar Journalism Institute summer school. Feedback session on graduation productions of the first batch of ninteen full time diploma students.

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Press freedom celebrated in Myanmar

MM WPFD 2016 Yangon 1Photo: Letyar ThunAt the World Press Freedom day, the newly appointed Minister of Information, Dr. Pe Myint, promised to commit and work together with media organizations to promote freedom of expression. He also called for local journalists to educate themselves and build on their competence and professionalism.

The new Information Minister of Myanmar, who was recently appointed by the new NLD-led government, is a writer and was once the chief editor of one of the leading political journals under the military government. The minister gave an opening speech at the ceremony of the World Press Freedom day in Yangon on May 3.

"We must never take press freedom for granted"

Johan Romare Helsinki Photo Ali AlabdallahPhoto: Ali AlabdallahFojo contributed to a discussion on the role of the Nordic countries in supporting free, independent and professional media worldwide at the WPFD celebrations in Helsinki.

The following recommendations were passed to the Nordic Council of Ministers, who arranged the event:

We must never take press freedom for granted. By constantly focusing this fundamental right and addressing any challenge of it, the Nordic countries should also globally promote the development of the media.

History and future present in Minsk

BY 16 Alizia PinjutaAlizia Pinjuta, editor-in chiefSome thousand journalists in Belarus have participated in a Fojo-program throughout the years. There is no doubt this has changed ways of implementing journalism in this country less than a 2¬–hour flight from Stockholm.

The lecture hall is full of journalist students at the State University of Belarus. This time, we are here to talk about Freedom of Speech in Sweden and social reporting. Curiosity and anticipation fills the room. Lars Holm is back after nine years; he has been in Belarus some 25 times. For me, it is only the second time. Just like last time, Anstasiya Labada translates, we work really well together.

Historical victory in Zimbabwe

On 3 February 2016, the Zimbabwe constitutional court made a groundbreaking judgement, ruling that journalists can no longer be criminally charged for defamation.

Speaking at a public discussion about the ruling, Dumisani Muleya, editor of Newsday, one of Zimbabwe’s leading daily papers, said, “One of the greatest ways we can consolidate this gain is through dealing with the issue of professionalism and ethics.”

Building the capacity of Vietnamese provincial broadcasters

VN Staff at DRT FotoSrensenStaff at DRT, Dak Lak carrying out audience research. Photo: Søren Østergaard SørensenNext month, managers and journalists from 20 Vietnamese provincial TV and radio stations will attend a series of innovative interactive seminars in the north and south of the country.

The sessions are designed to help managers adapt their business models in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of digital broadcasting, and to help journalists produce content that informs the public debate with robust and ethical journalism.

The events are the culmination of a three-year capacity-building project funded by the Danish international development agency, Danida, and managed by Fojo Media Institute.

Journalism students From Belarus on tour in Sweden

BY Students at SRKalmarHere the Minsk students are visiting Anja Torkelsson at Sveriges Radio Kalmar.- She really taught us a new way of asking questions, which we have never done before.
That was said by one of the journalism students from Belarus that met Elena Rykovtseva, correspondent in Moscow at Radio Free Europe at a course arranged by Fojo.

It was 20 eager students from Minsk that participated.

Towards a Journalism Education of Excellence in Rwanda

RW SJC seminarium 4081 Anki Wood nyPhoto: Anki WoodStudents of journalism and practicing journalists in Rwanda are looking forward to a four-year Capacity Building Program designed by the School Journalism and Communication in partnership with Fojo Media Institute and funded by Sweden.

The revelation was made during a networking conference in Kigali where different stakeholders discussed the four-year programme, which is aimed at capacity building for the School but also to improving relations with the Rwandan media. 68 media managers, journalists, academics and students attended the conference.

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