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    • CommentAuthorleilakaas
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2010
    EMPOWERING CITIZENS through media and debate

    12. 100 Dúvidas (100 Doubts) - Angola
    Launched in July 2009, 100 Dúvidas (100 Doubts) is a BBC World Service Trust programme, produced in collaboration with Trocaire and Radio Ecclesia, which is designed to improve government accountability and give a voice to citizens in Angola. The project, which will run until January 2011, seeks to promote debate, discussions, and understanding between government authorities and citizens through an interactive weekly radio programme and the project website. 100 Dúvidas is broadcast every Tuesday morning on Radio Ecclesia which covers the capital city Luanda, with a population of between four and five million people.
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    13. Eveil (Wake-Up) - Guinea
    Launched in July 2008, Eveil ("Wake-up" or "Awake" in French) is designed for adult Guinean citizens in urban and rural areas. It is a multi-phase behaviour change communication project using television, radio, drama, and interpersonal communication in an effort to increase good governance practices in Guinea, with a focus on the areas of health, education, and natural resource management (NRM). It was designed and implemented by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (CCP) for the 3-year Faisons Ensemble ("Working Together" in French) Democracy (FED) project.

    14. Engaging Media in Local Governance Processes: The Case of Radio Sibuka, Shinyanga Press Club, and Kagera Press Club
    This case study shares information about the experience of implementing a project entitled Capacity Building of Local Governance Actors (CBLGA) in Tanzania, supported by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), in which the media was acknowledged as a local governance actor. According to this report from 2009, the mass media form an important channel for communication and delivery of information between authorities and the public and contribute to a more transparent and accountable society. The case study illustrates how broadcast and print media have been used to enhance transparency and accountability, as well as highlight the challenges of using media to enhance governance processes at district and national level.

    15. Civic Education for Media Professionals: A Training Manual
    By Fackson Banda
    As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacities of media professionals in developing countries through a series on journalism education, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published this training manual, which offers knowledge on the relationship between media functions and active citizenship. The manual, published in 2009, focuses on the underlying nexus of democracy, development, and the media based on the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights.
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