Fojo recently arranged a university exchange network tour in Rwanda, bringing together nine academics from as many universities in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Somalia.
More than 100 Ethiopian women and girls are taking part in a project designed to help them access content online, differentiate between reliable and fake news, and communicate safely.
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)
The Ethiopian journalist Maya Misikir takes a hard look at the current state of investigative journalism in her country.
As Africa’s biggest investigative journalism conference kicks off in five major cities across the continent, Fojo – IMS is cohosting the sessions that take place in Addis Ababa 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
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.
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.
Fojo and IMS will further support the historic media reform process for Africa´s second largest population
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.