Fojo and UNESCO host roundtable discussion on media self-regulation in Jordan

A roundtable discussion on media self-regulation has been organised for senior members of the Jordanian media, government and civil society. The discussion is a follow-up to the media self-regulation study tour that took place from 4-14 December 2016, and is meant to bring the same group together in Jordan to reflect on the lessons learned during the study tour and to discuss a way forward for self-regulation in Jordan.
The roundtable took place under the framework of the EU funded and UNESCO Amman Office implemented “Support to Media in Jordan” Project, as part of the project component on self-regulation that is implemented by Fojo Media Institute.
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Zimbabwe residents investigate City Council budget

ZIM MISA 170217 residents nyIn a first for Zimbabwe, residents of Mutare, the fourth largest city in the country, have scrutinized the city council’s budget against their service delivery.
Working with MISA-Zimbabwe, a partner organisation in the Fojo-managed Swedish Media Development Programme, the Mutare Residents and Rate-Payers Trust (UMRRT) have conducted an investigative study of the Mutare City Council 2016 budget against their service delivery. On 17 February 2017, they launched the result in the form of a social audit report assessing successes and shortfalls in the city council’s management of its budget.

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Journalism in a world of terror - International conference in Kalmar

Terror creates chaos. Terrorism affects the entire society. Has the world become more dangerous, a scarier place? Or does it only feel that way.
We need to increase our awareness on how different concepts regarding terrorism are used in journalism. We need to work together on this, it is both difficult and important.

Therefore, the Media Institute Fojo in cooperation with the Institution for media and journalism at the Linnaeus university arrange a conference for both journalists and media researchers in Kalmar May 9-11: Journalism in a world of terrorism – terrorism in a world of journalism.
The first day is open to public, the conference open to delegates after application.

Enclosed is invitation/application for journalists and media researchers.
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Special Report to OHCHR focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality

Fojo Media Institute’s Special Report focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality summarizes experiences from actors within the Swedish media sector specifically related to on-line hate and threats against women journalists in Sweden. It also provides summaries of Fojo Media Institute’s activities related to on-line hate and threats against women journalists as well as gender equality in Sweden, globally, Somalia, Russia and Belarus, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and the MENA-region.
Read the report and the annexures:
Special Report focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality
1. Edström, M. (2016) ‘The trolls disappear in the light’
2. The 2 December Declaration
3. Concept Note on a proposed Swedish based International Centre to Manage Online Hate and Threats against Women Journalists
4. ‘Women at the frontline of Zimbabwe Journalism - Challenges of staying the course’
5. The Alexandria Declaration

Jaldeep Katwala on introductory visits in four Southeast Asian countries

Jaldeep Katwala, Fojo project manager for Southeast Asia, is busy setting up a new project in the region. Funded by the Government of Sweden, the new three-year initiative will establish a network of mid-career journalism training institutes across four Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Currently, Jaldeep is making brief introductory visits to each country to meet with partners and lay the groundwork for the project before returning Bangkok, where he is based. This will be his first time working in any of the four countries involved in the project, and he is eager to learn more about each of them.

More female editors not enough

SO Somali Team jan 2017A group of 12 smiling women pose for the photographer, clutching a white certificate in hand.
The women are all journalists from Somalia and the smiles can be attributed to the fact that have just completed a leadership programme called ‘Women in News’ (WIN) and now have the paper to prove it too.
Behind them is a series of trainings and discussions aiming at empowering their professional journalistic skills and sharpen their leadership competencies.
Ahead of them is the exciting task of finding their own individual ways to incorporate all the newfound knowledge into their media careers.

New year, new strategy for a partner in Zimbabwe

ZIM MISA IMG 4400 1024 nyMISA-Zimbabwe, one of Fojo’s long-term partner organisations in the Swedish Zimbabwe media development programme, underwent a strategic review process from November 2016 which culminated in a strategy review workshop held in 19 and 20 January 2017 in Harare.

Aspiring photojournalists in workshop for powerful storytelling

MM 1YPF 1Twenty-two aspiring photojournalists expanded their capacity for powerful storytelling at a workshop held in southern Myanmar this December. The participants arrived with varying levels of experience, including some who were completely new to photojournalism, but by the end of the workshop, each had created a moving photo story documenting child labour in and around the city of Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon State.

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