Myanmar

Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Myanmar.

Development partners

Canal France International

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.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

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.

United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF)

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.

Projects

Enabling Freedom of Expression in All Media and Social Communication Platforms

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.

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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.

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Promoting democracy and freedom of expression

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.

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Secondments of Freedom of Expression Experts

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.

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