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University learning tour

Fojo recently arranged a university exchange network tour in Rwanda, bringing together nine academics from as many universities in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Somalia.

New generation of Ethiopians learn about misinformation and fake-news in social media

A programme working to enhance awareness of misinformation and fake-news among youth has been held at the Bahirdar University. The programme reached more than 400 media literacy trainees from high school and universities across Amhara, Oromia, Sidama and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR)

Towards Operationalising Self-Regulation in Ethiopia

On July 28th, MERSA Media Institute (MMI), in collaboration with Fojo-IMS, launched a study themed at operationalising media self-regulation in Ethiopia. The study explores ways of developing an independent, professional, vibrant, responsible and public interest-responsive media sector in Ethiopia. Self-regulation is one of the key components of the IMS-Fojo program in Ethiopia, as it aims to help strengthen the media reform partly through self-regulated media.

It all starts with the youth

It all starts with the Youth

Fojo-IMS supports a 12 month Media Literacy Empowerment project targeting high school students across Ethiopian regions.

Nardos Shitaye, 19, was sitting at the table scanning her Telegram updates over her phone when it rang. It was from her school, asking if she wanted to be part of a media literacy training arranged through Bahirdar University with the support of Fojo-IMS Media reform programme.

Promoting gender responsive media in Ethiopia

A new baseline study focusing on gender in the Ethiopian media landscape by IMS and Fojo will assist projects working to ensure that women are better represented at all levels of media sector organisations and media coverage in Ethiopia.

New liberal media law in Ethiopia

Fojo and IMS will further support the historic media reform process for Africa´s second largest population

Women can be equals!

Over the past week, women and men working in the Somali media sector have come together to discuss gender equality, a subject that is sensitive not only in Somalia but worldwide. The events, organised by the Somali Women Journalists Organisation, address women journalists’ working conditions, ranging from equal pay to sexual harassment. We spoke to one of the participants, freelance journalist Zeinab Abdinoor Mohamed.