Content tagged: "professionalising journalism"57 results found
23 Jan. 2015 | StoryViolent conflict and political turmoil posed significant challenges to Libya’s media sector in the course of 2014, causing media outlets to close and hampering media development efforts.
30 Oct. 2014 | StoryYemen's journalists are often under immense pressure from editors and media owners and are faced with some of the most difficult working conditions in the world. Danish journalist Frank Esmann tells of his experiences training a group of young, budding Yemeni radio journalists.
29 Oct. 2014 | StoryIraqi Kurdistan used to have one of Iraq’s most stable media environments. But after months of fighting between Islamic State and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the region’s independent journalists have arguably become some of the most hard-pressed in the world.
11 Feb. 2014 | StoryAfghanistan’s journalists face an uphill battle to cover the country’s April presidential election and to not die trying
21 Jan. 2014 | StoryWhat does it take to become a true frontrunner in journalism? A group of Tunisian journalists and editors are about to find out as they take part in the IMS-supported Media Innovateurs course
16 Dec. 2013 | StorySecurity issues, lack of professionalism, limited independence, financial woes, and political influence over the media. There is no shortage of challenges facing Yemen’s media. In late November, media groups from across the country came together in Sana’a to find new ways to tackle them through joint efforts
19 Nov. 2013 | StoryLast week’s protests in Libya’s capital Tripoli left dozens dead and hundreds injured. Fueled by public anger at the country’s multitude of militias, the protests indicate the armed groups losing ground, including in their ability to pressurise the media
13 Nov. 2013 | StoryInternational Media Support is launching a new project in Azerbaijan to improve professional and ethical standards of the country’s media. The project “Change in the Air: Monitoring and Promoting Media Pluralism in Azerbaijan” funded by the European Union, will strengthen media monitoring practices in Azerbaijan and enhance advocacy efforts for important changes in the country’s...
04 Nov. 2013 | StoryThe first Center for Excellence in journalism education is on the drawing board in Myanmar with broad engagement of the country's media industry and civil society. The Myanmar Journalism School (MyJS) aims to be a homegrown center of quality learning and practice in journalism
22 Sep. 2013 | StoryPolitical parties and media play crucial roles in the process of democratisation. But lack of mutual understanding may inadvertently work against a democratic process. On 14-15 September, Myanmar’s political parties and leading media outlets met to discuss how media and political parties together can promote democratic politics – and ensure a well-informed public
04 Jul. 2013 | StoryThe closure of three TV channels is cause for ‘grave concern’ when it comes to the media’s role in Egypt’s crucial process
29 Jun. 2013 | StoryIn the midst of growing protests against President Mohamed Morsi, the newspaper Mada promises independent, in-depth analysis of Egypt’s crucial period
22 Apr. 2013 | StorySexual harassment is a severe and deep-rooted problem in the Egyptian society, but until recently the issue only received scant attention from the country’s mainstream media
19 Mar. 2013 | StoryIntensifying sectarian tensions, a threat of civil war, and media which adds fuel to the fire. Osama Al-Habahbeh, IMS’ Iraq Programme Manager takes stock of Iraq’s media 10 years after the US-led invasion began
05 Mar. 2013 | StoryIn the last 10 years, between 500 and 1000 media workers have been killed worldwide. As one of the most hazardous places in the world for journalists, Pakistan accounts for 90 of these cases. An international conference this week in Islamabad sets out to address the problem in a concerted manner