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.

Investigative Journalism Partnership in Bangladesh

MRDI and Fojo Media Institute invite interested media houses to apply for support from the new Investigative Journalism Partnership (IJP) mechanism. The Investigative Journalism Partnership is dedicated to improving the scope and overall quality of independent investigative reporting in Bangladesh. The call is open 16th May-8th June 2017.

Our offer to successful applicants is to provide expertise and other resources in the production of quality investigative journalism and to develop new formats for investigative journalism.

The IJP is part of a five-year project jointly implemented by Fojo Media Institute and MRDI. Between 2017 and 2020 there will be calls at least twice a year. The next call is planned for October 2017 and will also be open to groups of independent journalists.

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.

World Press Freedom Day

Many activities at World Press Freedom Day

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. To celebrate the day UNESCO this year is hosting a four day seminar in Jakarta investigating media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies. 

Fojo and its partners in various countries have arranged and attended seminars or in other ways paid attention to the World Press Freedom Day.

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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.

Report from 5th Myanmar Media Development Conference

Under the heading “Inclusive, independent media in a new democracy”, the 5th annual Myanmar Media Development Conference took place 7 – 8 November 2016 in Yangon, the first to be held under the new democratically elected government.
The conference featured government representatives, media owners, human rights activists, and media practitioners from different ethnic backgrounds.
Gender inequality in media and the challenges of ethnic and community media were at the heart of discussions.
Picking up on the themes of previous media development conferences, panelists from Myanmar’s media community, government and invited international media development experts took stock of media reforms in areas such as media law, the safety of journalists and community media.

This report summarises the main points from the two day conference.

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.

Oleg Khomenok

Oleg makes his marks

It was 16 years ago, in 2000, when Oleg Khomenok from Ukraine came to Fojo in Kalmar fort the first time, then with a group of editors to study local newspapers. Two years later he passed Training of Trainers at Fojo. Soon SCOOP was launched and since 2013 Oleg has trained Russian reporters in investigative journalism under Scoop Russia in Kalmar.
–The most important role for a journalist is to tell the truth. That has not changed since the beginning of journalism. To inform about issues that might affect people, explain, show perspective and also entertain.

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