Globla Issues Journalism Fellowships - Uganda, Mozambique

Contract partner: Panos LimitedCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 650.000,00Project start: 01.10.2009End: 01.11.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project aims to increase the accountability of national and international decision-making to the citizens of Uganda and Mozambique. Twenty four journalists (12 in each country) will be supported each year, through a ten month-long fellowship that will mentor and resource them to produce quality coverage of issues and events relevant to poverty reduction and the MDGs. The recruitment process will be competitive and gender-sensitive. Half of the journalists will be recruited to a G8 stream, working on the development issues raised through the G8 process; the strongest fellows in this group will attend the G8 summit. Half will join a Climate Change stream, reporting on sustainable development and climate change; and the strongest fellows in this group will attend the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change summit. The others will cover the debate from their home countries. The project will generate:

Genuine engagement with development decisions and global issues for the people most affected in the focus countries. A minimum of 96 quality media outputs per year per country to be disseminated through the fellows' media outlets, partner dissemination outlets and other channels. A critical mass of between 24-36 journalists in each country (48 - 72 overall) with the professional journalism skills and specialist knowledge to cover national and global development processes and MDG-issues. Dialogue with media house editors, informed by media research, on the constraints and editorial conventions preventing effective coverage and interventions to support appropriate change.

A report giving detailed recommendations about interventions to build the capacity of media houses to increase the accountability of national and international development policy and processes.

project number2500-01/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.