Theme: Media Development (Resources)

Article: An important sport, okay but for whom? / Een belangrijke sport, okay. Maar voor wie? (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, diversity, media ethic and diversity, article, resource for media, print [DU] Gedurende de Olympische Spelen bracht de NOS ruim twee weken zestien uur televisie vanuit Athene. Ga er maar aanstaan als redactie. Welke afwegingen maak je bij de selectie van sportbeelden? Kleiduivenschieten, beachvolleybal, honkbal, synchroonzwemmen, gewichtheffen of toch maar atletiek? In het artikel met de kop ‘Het chauvinisme van Studio Sport’, dat afgelopen dinsdag in de Volkskrant verscheen, was de leidende vraag: laat Studio Sport zich teveel leiden door chauvinisme? Nee, meent Maarten Nooter, hoofdredacteur van Studio Sport. Om vervolgens uit de doeken te doen welke drie vragen dagelijks ten grondslag liggen aan de dagelijkse uitzendingen van de Olympische Spelen op Nederland 2. 1. Is het een belangrijke sport? 2. Doet er een Nederlander mee? 3. Valt er een beslissing? [EN] An article by Ed Klute, the director of Mira Media about the broadcasting of the NOS during the Olympics in Athens.  The leading question; Is NOS Studio Sport too chauvinistic? Why do they decide to focus on one particular sport rather than another? Do they keep in account our growing population-group with a non-Dutch background?  An important sport, okay but for whom [DU].doc    

Article: BBC coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict

Keywords: Refugees & IDPs, religion & belief, UK, Middle East & North Africa, media content, conflict, English, report, print This is a report produced by Arab Media Watch, about BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The report covers a one-month period of mid-October to mid-November 2005 and its not only a comparison of the coverage across a wide range of BBC outlets, but also to Agence France Presse, Aljazeera and Reuters. BBC coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict [EN].pdf  

Article: Best practices and potential for improved information flows in media and civil society

Keywords: Sri Lanka, English, CPA, HIVOS, human rights, peace journalism, report, democracy, media, civil society This report, commissioned by HIVOS in November 2008, looks at the conditions favourable to and severely vitiating the potential of information flows in support of peace, human rights and democratic governance within and between civil society and mainstream media in Sri Lanka.

Article: Children and Advertising in Sri Lanka

Keywords: Asia, Sri Lanka, English, report, study, children & youth, media. According to this report, there is little awareness of child rights amongst Sri Lankan media workers. The report examines issues such as whether children are portrayed ethically in Sri Lankan advertising, codes of practice governing the portrayal of children, awareness of those codes amongst media workers and advertisers - and what can be done to encourage adherence to them. (Centre for Policy Alternatives & UNICEF) Children and Advertising in Sri Lanka [EN].pdf 

Article: CREAM - CREAtive and practical Media education activities

Keywords: European, English, projects & initiatives, media ethics and diversity, youth, online CREAM stands for CREAtive and practical Media education activities. The project consists of various media education activities and career orientation events for young people carried out in co-operation with the media industry. Together, these activities and events offer students the opportunity to experience work within the media and encourage them to choose studies which prepare them for a career in the media. The activities and events especially aim to interest young people from ethnic minority communities in media careers, as minorities are still underrepresented in media professions. During the project, partners in CREAM learn from each other experiences. They also develop intercultural methodologies and structures for guidance and counselling with the aim of introducing more students of ethnic minorities into media professions. CREAM - CREAtive and practical Media education activities [EN].pdf  

Article: Daily papers for the blind now available in six minutes

Keywords: Western Europe, English, good practice, media, disabilities, article A new British computer program can make daily newspapers available for visually impaired people within six minutes of their publication. The technology, developed by the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom (TNAUK), is the brainchild of Neil McLachlan and Professor Isaac Porat, computer engineers who are both blind. Article by Press Gazette. Daily papers for the blind, now available in six minutes [EN].doc


Article: Deadline for Health: The Media's Response to Covering HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, English, report, study, disabilities, health, gender & sexuality, media A study of health reporting in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal, by the African Women's Media Center (AWMC), with a focus on the media's response to covering HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. It used a combination of personal interviews, focus groups (with the media, government officials and NGOs) and analysis of newspapers. More than 25 million people Africans live with HIV/AIDS, while 90 percent of all deaths from malaria are in Africa. Timely, accurate and responsible information is a key to managing, living with and conquering these diseases, says the AWMC. The media has a central role to play in this. Deadline for Health - The Media's Response to Covering HIV-AIDS - TB and Malaria in Africa [EN].pdf

Article: Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Keywords: International, English, media development, projects, media, funding, conflict, new media, toolkit This toolkit seeks to help users design programs to support independent media. It is designed for those who may be interested in supporting media development programs, but are unclear about the whys, hows, and whens. It introduces the fundamentals of media development, provides ways to conceptualize and analyze the sector, and helps guide programming based on political economy analysis as well as individual country context. It also includes ideas on monitoring and evaluation of media development programs, suggestions for conflict environments and new media, and links to further resources. Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Article: Diversity Guide from the Maynard Institute

Keywords: North America, English, general diversity, guide, education, media. The 'Diversity Guide' of 'The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education' in the US, offers a range of US-based programmes, awards, fellowships, events, tools and links with a media diversity focus. Diversity Guide from the Maynard Insitute [EN].doc For more information visit:

Article: First independent women's radio station in Iraq

Keywords: Middle East, English, Arabic, gender, media diversity, article, radio The first independent women's radio station in Iraq is on the air in Baghdad. The Al-Mahaba station offers a variety of programming aimed at women listeners, including topics such as the role of women in elections, democracy, peace, society, education and legal issues. First independent women's radio station in Iraq [EN].doc

Article: Framing Islam (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, Dutch, diversity, ethnicity, religion/belief, media ethics and diversity, Islam, study/report, print [EN] A study that looks at the way that the Dutch media covers the Islam, focussing on the news media and the print media. The Islam is a much discussed subject by the media. By their coverage, the media define what reality is. What will be the consequences of that and what influence do these news messages have on the public opinion.

Article: Funding for Media Development by Major Donors Outside the United States, report done by Mary Myers, released by CIMA

CIMA released the report, Funding for Media Development by Major Donors Outside the United States, which examines trends in non-U.S. donor financing of the media development and media for development sector. The report by Mary Myers, an expert on international media development with many years of experience in this field, surveys European and other governments and donors spending on international media development. It examines where the money is going, what types of media development programs are being funded and trends in terms of donor priorities and approaches. As the report makes clear, reporting standards and definitions vary widely from country to country, making precise comparisons difficult. However, the report provides a valuable resource by pointing how donors compare in the emphasis hey place on media development out in general. Funding for Media Development by Major Donors Outside the United States and a short summary of the report are available for download, along with previous CIMA reports and videos of CIMA discussions and events, at    


Article: Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Keywords: International, Africa, English, French, information, technology, book, gender, policy The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women's needs and preferences are being served. The authors underscore the need for information to be made directly relevant to the needs of rural women, whether in the areas of agriculture, health, microenterprise, or education.

Article: Gender Justice, citizenship and development

Keywords: International, English, French, gender, justice, development, review, book, print This book, published by the International Development Reearch Centre is a contribution to current efforts to re-energize and re-politicize the gender equality agenda in international development. It brings together leading scholars in the gender and development field, who were asked to interrogate the concept of 'gender justice' from conceptual, contextual and strategic angles.

Article: Getting the Balance Right

Keywords: International, English, French, Spanish, gender, employment, booklet One of the greatest challenges facing journalists, both men and women, is to resist the culture of casual stereotype in our everyday work. To tackle this issue, International Federation of Journalists has released the booklet "Getting the Balance Right. Gender Equality in Journalism". The booklet sets out the current status of women media professionals, the level and areas of inequality and measures that are used to address them.  It examines media performance in portrayal of women and reinforcing or breaking down existing stereotypes. It also defines the role unions, professional organisations and union activists can play in promoting equality and ensuring women are properly represented in their decision making bodies. Getting the Balance Right. Gender Equality in Journalism (English) Getting the Balance Right. Gender Equality in Journalism (French) Getting the Balance Right. Gender Equality in Journalism (Spanish)  

Article: Guidelines for Journalists Covering Conflict

Keywords: International, English, guide, conflict, media. Journalists intervene in conflict - and in a sense mediate conflict - whether they intend to or not. Working with local and international conflict resolution practitioners, we've been developing a new approach to journalism which in many ways strengthens what journalists already do, and raises their awareness about the impact of their reportage..... (Conflict Management Group, 1994 / RD Manual, 1997) Guidelines for Journalists Covering Conflict [EN].doc  

Article: How to Produce a Radio Soap for Conflict Prevention/Resolution

Keywords: International, [EN] [FR], guide, ethnicity, religion, handbook, media diversity, conflict resolution, Entertainment Education, education, development, methodology, radio, resources for media This 2 Part manual has been written to help those with little or no experience of radio soap opera, but it certainly doesn’t describe the only way of doing things. But Search for Common Ground believes strongly in creative approaches to dealing with issues and with projects, so this is a guide not a blueprint. In fact it would probably be a mistake to try and follow what it says word for word. Much of what is written here is the result of trial and error, of testing an idea in a real situation, and as your soap opera progresses you may well think of or discover other, better, and more imaginative or creative ways of dealing with the problems and issues which present themselves.  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for conflict prevention part 1 [FR].pdf  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for conflict prevention part 1 [EN].pdf  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for Conflict prevention part 2 [EN].pdf  

Article: Intensify or align? / Verscherpen of verbinden? (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, resources for all, media ethics and diversity, multiculturalism, intervention, print. [DU] Debat over de rol van media en opinieleiders in de multiculturele samenleving [EN] Debate about the role of the media and opinion leaders in the multicultural society   Intensify or align.doc    

Article: Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project

Keywords: Middle East, English, conflict, media. "Words Can Kill, Too" is a joint Palestinian-Israeli action for an alternative public and media discourse run by the ‘Keshev - Center for Protection of Democracy in Israel ' and ‘Miftah - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy'. The aim of the project is to encourage a public and media discourse free of incitement, prejudice and dehumanization of the other in Israel and Palestine , through monitoring, research, advocacy, and lobbying activities. Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project [EN].pdf  

Article: Journalists draft Burma's first guidelines for coverage of children

Keywords: Asia, Burma, English, good practise, children & youth, guide. Two dozen young journalists drafted a code of ethics as part of a training recent training course in Burma. The code included the first set of guidelines for Burmese journalists reporting on children. Journalists draft Burma's first guidelines for coverage of children [EN].doc

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