Rwanda: A radio show is born

“Yeah! Huye Today Magazine! The show we just updated for you, dear listeners!”

Christophe sways in front of the microphone, with feeling in his resonant voice. Jean Claude, the co-host, picks up his part of the presentation right on cue. The two students sound like true professionals.

At Radio Salus, the student radio station of the School of Journalism at the University of Rwanda in Huye, the trainees quickly pick up the necessary skills to broadcast. They get to spend many intense and rewarding hours in the studio, doing their part of air time at one of Rwanda's most popular radio stations.

Sviatlana Alexievich

Sviatlana Alexievich at Conference on Media Challenges in Minsk

- We wanted to focus on major challenges faced by the media in legal and economic spheres as well as issues in journalism standards, explains Andrei Bastunets, chairperson of Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) after the conference Fojo Media Institute held jointly with BAJ in February.
Sviatlana Alexievich, the Nobel Prize Laureate in literature and member of BAJ, also spoke and answered questions of the audience. A video with the part of the conference where Sviatlana Alexievich spoke and answered questions of the audience can be found here (in Russian). Below you can hear some statements translated to English.

CCI Cambodia

CCI transformation to meet Cambodia’s mid-career journalism & communication training needs

The Fojo managed “Southeast Asia Media Training Network (MTN) 2016-2019” works to strengthen six journalism, media and communication training institutes and centres in four Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The programme started early this year and focuses initially on a combination of building capacity of individual institutes and of joint processes of sharing and learning among the partners.
The Cambodia Communication Institute (CCI) initially requested support in the first step of a transformation and consolidation process through formulation of a first strategic plan and a business plan to accompany it. This process is presently unfolding. With the support from a media development and strategic planning specialist, advanced drafts of the strategic and business plans are being finalised.

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.

Renaud de la Brosse

Opening Speech by Professor Renaud de la Brosse

Dear participants, dear students, dear audience,

This Linnaeus University conference on Journalism in a world of terrorism – terrorism in the world of journalism, offers a unique opportunity where academics and journalists meet together in Kalmar to share experience, discuss and reflect the numerous dilemmas journalism in the world of terrorism has to cope with.

The diversity of approaches and the dialogue between practitioners and researchers constitute the originality of our gathering today. This joint venture international conference project - between the Department of Media and Journalism and the Media Institute FOJO - aims at understanding what it means today to report on terrorism, in different contexts.

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.

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