A 4-year initiative to strengthen independent media in support of democratic development and human rights, with an emphasis on gender equality. It achieves this through developing financial sustainability and editorial quality as well as increasing gender equality both within the news and across media organisations under two distinct projects: Media Professionals Programme South East Asia (MPP), active in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, and, Women in News: Central-East Africa (WIN), active in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. The programme is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Joint Media Freedom Gathering in Singapore
(23/11/2016) Singapore hosted WAN-IFRA’s first Media Freedom Programme Asia joint gathering from 7 to 10 November, during which media partners from the Media Freedom and Democracy Programme – supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs –and the Strengthening Media and Society Programme – supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark– met for three days of strategy workshops, peer-mentoring, and networking. Read more
Media Freedom and Democracy Programme to continue until 2019 (26/09/2016) WAN-IFRA’s successful Media Freedom and Democracy Programme got some good news this month – the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the program for three more years, with a NOK 9,000,000 (EUR 1,000,000) investment in Media Freedom activities in Central East Africa and South East Asia. Read more
Connecting with Sweden and Norway Abroad
(22/06/2016) Throughout 2016, WAN-IFRA’s Women in News team members regularly met with Swedish and Norwegian representatives in many of the markets where activities were taking place. Read more