Myanmar signs Memorandum of Understanding to support media development

The signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with International Media Support and Fojo Media Institute (IMS-Fojo) signals a continued commitment by the Myanmar government to support activities that promote development of professional and free media in Myanmar.
“The signing of the MoU allows us to continue our efforts to support independent and professional media that supports the ongoing democratic reform and peacebuilding processes in Myanmar. Our programme benefits a range of local partners, representing the media, civil society, and key institutions, explains Myo Min Htike, IMS-Fojo Programme Manager in Myanmar.

Investigative Journalism Partnership launched in Bangladesh

Today Fojo Media Institute and our partner MRDI launched the Investigative Journalism Partnership in Bangladesh. Representatives from 16 media houses participated and now we are very curious about what investigations they will suggest.
More information here
First Call information on pdf to download
Application form to download
Link to MRDI
Powerpoint presentations from Introductory Workshop: Hasibur Rahman, Sofia Hultqvist and Annicka Flovin.

Suvojit Bandopadhyuaya,

Journalism in a world of terrorism

-Whether you like it or not, the threat and the terrorist fact are there to continue.
With these words professor Renaud de la Brosse opened the conference Journalism in a world of terrorism – terrorism in the world of journalism.
You can watch the presentations and speeches from the first day of the conference here. They were about terrorists tactical use of social media platforms, how Twitter used at the attack in Stockholm and how global media present terrorism.
Last, the exiled Turkish Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar talked about the situation in Turkey.

The Action for Transparency App launched in Kenya

Kenya - Testing the Action for Transparency AppDownloading and testing the AppThe Action for Transparency App has been launched! Citizens in Kenya can now report suspected corruption in primary schools and health centers through several safe platforms.

Speeches, dancing,singing, theatre - and lots of parents, teachers, pta-members and government officials downloading the App.

The use of twitter in connection to terrorism

Professor Christian Christensen and media researcher Walid Al-Saqaf have studied the use of twitter in connection to terrorism. They are two of the keynote speakers at the conference Journalism in a world of terrorism, arranged in Kalmar May 9-11 by Fojo and the Institution for Media and Journalism at Linneaus University. 
For this conference, they have looked at the use of Twitter in the aftermath of the truck attack in Stockholm on April 7. The two have before studied specifically the 2015 Garissa University College terrorist attack.

Festus Ndungutse
Festus Ndungutse

New student newspaper in Rwanda with support from Fojo

The first ever issue of the student newspaper Kaminuza Star has been printed! 
2000 copies arrived at School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) in Kigali, Rwanda in the end of April.
- I am so proud of the wonderful journalist students at SJC!, says Festus Ndungutse.
He manages the layout, design and web version of the newspaper, and is now very happy.
- The students are shaping the future of journalism in Rwanda.

Webinar on Transborder Corruption

Together with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and Nils Resare and Carolina Jemsby from the Eye of Corruption Sweden Fojo led an educational webinar about international transborder corruption on 5th April 2017. The webinar worked with some practical examples.
Journalists from nine MENA countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen) participated during the 90-minute interactive webinar.

New research: Gender in the Russian Media Landscape

With support from Fojo and its Russian partners, researches from the The Russian Scientific Academy Institution conducted a gender research during the autumn of 2016. The findings shows how gender bias is built into the power structures of media organisations and how women are the ones loosing out within the Russian media landscape.

The research shows that on the local level women make up more than half of the Russian executives in media, but closer to power, fewer women. In regional media 36 percent of the executives are women, in some regions the number is 60 percent. But among the 30 largest federal printed media the number was only 10 percent.

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