Theme: Media Development (Resources)

Article: Manual for Journalists covering Disability in Africa

Keywords: Africa, English, guide, manual, disabilities & health. Journalists in Africa who want to include the concerns of people with disabilities in their news coverage can consult a training manual released by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities . The manual is intended to help the some 80 million persons with disabilities in Africa that are often discriminated against and excluded from schools, work opportunities and health services, to become more visible in their societies, according to the report's introduction. Manual for Journalists covering Disability in Africa [EN].pdf

Article: Marginalised Communities and the Media

Keywords: International, English, diversity, minority, marginalized communities, community media, new media, social networks, interactive map, map, articles In the following map, you can find the links of the articles, written by Students of the 2011/2 International Journalism MA of the City University, regarding the marginalised minorities or communities in their own countries/regions. Special attention has been given on how the community had been covered in the past and on how many (of the members) could now tell their own stories using new media and social networks. Here is the link of the interactive map.  

Article: Maroc Hebdo

Keywords: Middle East & North Africa, Morocco, French, newspaper, news, freedom of expression & diversity, media development, resource for all, print This Moroccan newspaper is a pioneer in freedom of press in Morocco, seeking to be totally free to posit their opinions and to give the public the widest possible range of information.  Maroc Hebdo [FR].pdf

Article: Media Relations for NGOs

Keywords: Lebanon, English, media relations, NGOs, communication, guide Media are one of the key channels and means to reach out to a wider audience, to educate, inform on achievements, promote alternative policies or behaviosr, or advocate for change at local or national level. As such, media are one of the most important partners and tools for civil society organizations engaging in civic activism and promoting change in their community. This manual targets youth groups and NGOs, specificaly USAID/OTI grantees and partners, by offering them assistance and advice on working effectively with mainstream and social media. The manual is only a part of a wide range of services and tools that OTI offers to its partners, including media relations training, spokesperson training, use of social media campaigning, production of new media content, and coaching in these areas. Media Relations for NGOs [EN]  


Article: Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

Keywords: Russia, English, Russian, report, journalism, Sochi Games, ethics, all media formats “Please help get the reporters’ attention!” These were the words that a Russian construction worker wrote on a sheet of paper in Sochi, during the preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The Committee to Protect Journalists produced a special report describing the biased reporting of the Russian media, who systematically ignored issues crucial to Sochi residents, directly affected by the arrival of the Olympics. Corruption, labour law violations, and other abuses related to the Games were hidden by journalists working for the local media. Under these circumstances, activists took on journalistic roles using social media and blogs to raise all the under-represented social, political, and economic issues. The report was published on January 28, 2014. Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics [EN] Освещение Олимпийских игр в Сочи: СМИ в «холодном оцепенении» [RU]  

Article: Mirroring Images: Ethnic Minorities in the South East European Press

Keywords: South East Europe, English, media diversity, study, report, ethnicity & race. An MDI commissioned research report on press coverage of ethnic minorities in South East Europe. The report is based on content analysis of newspapers in 10 countries and territories: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. It concludes that coverage of ethnic minorities is related to the quality of inter-ethnic relations in each country; that the press reflects widespread and deeply-rooted stereotypes and prejudices; and that journalistic practices that contribute to intolerance are rife throughout the region. Mirroring Images - Ethnic Minorities in SEE Press report FULL [EN].doc Mirroring Images - Ethnic Minorities in SEE Press report [EN].doc

Article: Mopani Junction: Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV/AIDS

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, English, media, health, sexuality, good practice, radio. Mopani Junction is a 104-episode radio soap opera about HIV/AIDS that is broadcast in Zimbabwe in three languages: English, Ndebele, and Shona. The series aims to challenge individuals, families, and communities to move beyond awareness of HIV/AIDS by thinking, talking, and taking action to protect and care for themselves and others. (Communication Initiative) Mopani Junction - Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV-AIDS [EN].doc

Article: Multi-Ethnic Reporting in Macedonia

Keywords: South East Europe, English, article, good practice, conflict, multiculturalism, report. In June 1995, I traveled to the Macedonian capital or Skopje, where I spent the month helping a team of local Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish journalists conceptualize, report, write and edit a series of articles that would be published in the Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish language press. The aims were threefold: to expose journalists in Macedonia to Western-style reporting during an intensive, hands-on workshop. To create an environment, however brief, in which reporters of different ethnicities from different media could work cooperatively and forge bonds of respect, trust and professionalism. And lastly, to spark interest in future multi-ethnic collaborations that might continue after the project ended and I went home..... (by Denise Hamilton - RD Manual, 1997) Multiethinc Reporting in Macedonia [EN].doc  

Article: National Minorities: The Role of the Media in Integration of the Roma Community

Keywords: Eastern Europe, study, report, roma, media development, community/minority media The Roma have recently received the status of a national minority in Yugoslavia - and thereby the right to the support of the state and the media to the formation of the Roma editorial offices in different regions.

Article: New Balkans media network for minority rights and interethnic tolerance

Keywords: South East Europe, English, good practise, race & ethnicity, human rights. Three media organizations from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia have launched a new educational service on minority rights and interethnic tolerance. The six-month initiative is designed to establish a media network to promote cooperation and stability among ethnic minorities in the region. (IJNet) New Balkans media network for minority rights and interethnic tolerance [EN].doc

Article: Press Link Database / PersLink Database (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, diversity in general, other web resources, all themes, resource for all [DU] Perslink is een digitale telefoongids met informatie die de reguliere telefoongids meestal niet  bevat. Hier vinden journalisten en programmamakers hun collega’s, voorlichters, bestuurders, politici en deskundigen op velerlei terrein. Met de gegevens van naar schatting 10.000 organisaties en 25.000 contactpersonen is Perslink een uniek en noodzakelijk stuk gereedschap voor de dagelijkse werkzaamheden van journalisten en programmamakers. Perslink is 11 september 2002 in gebruik gesteld. De samenwerkende partners, NOS, Mira Media, NVJ en IRP hebben bewust gekozen voor deze datum, omdat na de aanslagen in New York precies een jaar eerder nog eens extra duidelijk is geworden dat de media worstelen met de vraag hoe een representatief en genuanceerd beeld te geven van onze pluriforme samenleving. Bevordering van de zichtbaarheid in de media van deskundigen met een niet-Nederlandse culturele achtergrond, alsook die van deskundige vrouwen, zodat meningen en opvattingen vanuit alle bevolkingsgroepen gelijkwaardig aan bod komen en alle groepen zich in de media kunnen herkennen, is een van de uitgangspunten van Perslink. De andere doelstelling is om journalisten en programmamakers de kortste weg naar de juiste organisatie en woordvoerder te wijzen. [EN] PersLink is a private internet-database for journalists and program makers and at the same time a place where you can get you or your company more accessibility. PersLink contains names of thousands of organizations, media representatives, media spokesmen, directors, politicians, experts, web addresses, email addresses, mobile, private and work telephone numbers. Besides trying to get journalists and program makers in contact with the right network, organization or person, PersLink also focuses on the visibility of experts in the media with a non-Dutch background together with that of female experts, so that opinions and views from all population groups can be heard evenly in the media.       

Article: Radio Maendeleo and the regional peace process in Eastern Congo

Keywords: Africa, Congo, English, report, study, radio, media, ethics, conflict, edutainement, entertainment education As one of the few independent media outlets in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Radio Maendeleo (RM), a local community radio station based in the town of Bukavu, the provincial capital of the South Kivu province, has broadcast content of political and development nature for the past nine years.

Article: Refugees in the picture / Vluchtelingen in beeld (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, the Netherlands, Dutch, refugees and migrants, other web resource, media ethics and diversity. DU] Een verslag van een presentatie gehouden door Bart Top over vluchtelingen in de media [EN] A report on a presentation held by Bart Top about refugees and the media.    

Article: Regional Review Report 2001-2004

Keywords: International, South & South Eastern Europe, English, general diversity, minorities, report, print A summary of 220 local projects aiming to promote respect for minorities and diversity in five southern European countries (2004) Regional Review Report 2001-2004[EN].pdf

Article: Reporting Diversity Guide – Elderly People and Pensioners

Keywords: International, English, manual, guide, age, good practice. The Media Diversity Institute’s “Reporting Diversity Guide” is a comprehensive manual for journalists and trainers. It includes an ‘Elderly People and Pensioners’ section that provides tips on reporting on those groups. Reporting Diversity - Elderly People and Pensioners [EN].pdf

Article: Reporting Poverty

Keywords: United Kingdom, English, poverty, communication, media, resources for media, online material, education material, training material The Joseph Rowntree Foundation created an online space for journalism tutors, trainers and students to understand the issues and sensitivities involved in reporting poverty in the UK. The website aims to provide tutors with a starting point for seminars and tutorials, to provide practical guidance to students in many areas but also a starting point for deeper exploration into the reporting of poverty (eg. students' dissertations). Reporting poverty - A resource for journalism tutors and students, JRF [EN]


Article: Reporting poverty - a resource for journalism tutors and students, website created by Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This website brings together a range of resources to help journalism tutors, trainers and students to understand the issues and sensitivities involved in reporting poverty in the UK. It offers practical guidance and examples of how journalists have covered this complex subject in a variety of media.  

Article: Striking a balance

Keywords: Diversity, International, book, freedom of expression & diversity, hate speech, human rights, English, print, ONG This book, published by Article 19, deeply analyzes the following themes: hate speech, freedom of expression and non-discrimination. The book is divided in four main parts and on the 3rd you will find several case studies related to the above-mentioned subjects but referring every one to a different country. Striking a balance [EN].pdf

Article: Technology, Gender and Power in Africa

Keywords: Africa, English, gender, technology, power, politics, development, education, indicator, review, book This book, published by the International Development Research Centre, demonstrates that the study of gender relations and the power of women is central to an evaluation of development efforts in Africa.

Article: The Media's Role in Preventing and Moderating Conflict

Keywords: International, English, media, conflict, guide, good practice. We cannot avoid asking ourselves what more can be done to reduce and prevent conflict and the suffering that attends it, but why invoke the media in this context? Because, taken together, mass media technologies, institutions, professionals, norms, and practices constitute a fundamental force shaping the lives of individuals and the fate of peoples and nations. The media constitute a major human resource whose potential to help prevent and moderate social violence begs to be discussed, evaluated, and, where appropriate, mobilized..... (by Robert Karl Manoff - RD Manual, 1997) The Media's Role in Preventing and Moderating Conflict [EN].doc

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