Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Myanmar.
CFI implents the French policy of development aid in favor of Southern media for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. It provides assistance to public or private players in the media sector with a view to reinforcing the modernisation and democratisation process supported by France.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world and to implement the Swedish development policy.
PBF was launched in 2006 to support activities, actions, programmes and organizations that seek to build a lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict. It supports peacebuilding activities that strengthen the capacity of governments, national/local institutions and transitional or other relevant authorities.
UNESCO partnered with Canal France International (CFI) to support the media’s role in democracy, development and dialogue in five countries transitioning from or affected by conflict.
Capacity Development of Mass Media Institutions in Support of Peace-building and Local Development in Mon and Kayin States, Myanmar
As part of its ongoing support to media development in Myanmar, UNESCO is working to strengthen national and local media’s capacities in conflict-sensitive reporting and professional standards through a project financed by the UN Peacebuilding Fund.
With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is implementing a project strengthening freedom of expression and democracy in countries spread across the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The secondment of three communication experts from the Norwegian Refugee Council has promoted UNESCO’s work on freedom of expression in Liberia, Libya and Myanmar.
- 22-09-2014 - Conference calls for strong commitment towards a sustainable media environment in Myanmar
- 12-12-2013 - Myanmar and France Sign Media Cooperation Agreement to set up Myanmar School of Journalism in partnership with UNESCO and development partners
- 24-05-2013 - Conference on media development in Myanmar demonstrates strong support for current media reforms
- 23-05-2013 - Conference demonstrates strong support for current media reforms in Myanmar
- 19-04-2013 - Building capacity of young journalists in Myanmar print media industry
- 12-12-2012 - Myanmar officials introduced to the benefits of independent media
- 03-12-2012 - Norwegian Refugee Council seconds two Freedom of Expression experts to UNESCO
- 14-11-2012 - Government officials in Myanmar to receive media training
- 09-03-2012 - Workshop in Myanmar on Media Law, 12-17 March, and Conference on Media Development in Myanmar 19-20 March 2012
- 15-02-2012 - UNESCO partners with Canal France International to support media’s role in democratic transition