Increasing the accountability of international policy-making through media scrutiny of the G8 summit 2007

Contract partner: Panos Limited Country: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 147.116,00 Project start: 01.04.2007 End: 31.12.2007

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project aim is to support African journalists to scrutinize a major international decision making forum,namely the G8 summit taking place in Germany in June 2007. African coverage of important development issues on the G8 Africa agenda - including good governance, sustainable development, and health systems around HIV, TB and Malaria is an important part of this. There is a significant role for the media to strengthen democratic governance, increase transparency and accountability mechanisms, and enable publics in the South to exercise their political and civil rights to the same end.

The project will work with ten print and broadcast journalists from Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa - and Uganda - before, during and after the G8 summit in Germany. The implementing agency Panos will provide media fellowships for journalists and organise national in-country forums for journalists, policy-makers and members of civil society organisations on development issues before and after the G8. Prior to the G8 there will be a workshop in Johannesburg to provide in-depth briefings and plan the coverage that will take place during the summit. Panos will provide editorial support throughout the G8 and conduct audience research in targeted Africa countries after the summit. Feature articles and radio broadcasts on key G8 agenda issues will target local and national African audiences and appropriate stories be recast for international ones, providing access to African perspectives. This breadth and depth of activities is designed to provide a coherent and sustainable process of support in line with Panos¿ ongoing work with the media in developing countries.

project number 2500-00/2007
source of funding OEZA
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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  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.