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

Action for Transparency has a new website

Action for Transparency is a pioneering project that fights corruption and mismanagement of government funds by putting the power to change in the hands of citizens. Using a mobile phone or a laptop with Internet access, anyone is able to check the amount of government money pledged to each school and health clinic – and the amount actually spent. The app was launched in May 2014 in Uganda and Zambia, and in May 2015 the project was launched in Kenya.
Now the project in Kenya has launched a new website actionfortransparency.org

Students from our project in Rwanda about a course

Workshop Journalism is one of the last courses before the students graduate at School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) in Kigali, Rwanda. The course focuses on practical exercises that incorporates writing, radio and television. Volunteers Fredrik Nejman and Agneta Nordin has been at the school and taught the course in February.

Here you can hear three of the students talk about their experiences.

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.

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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