20.08.2012 - Communication & Information Sector

Sharing information on media development

UNESCO, the World Bank Institute and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) are convening a one-day workshop on 8 September 2012 in Grahamstown, South Africa, ahead of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) conference.

The event promotes transparency and information-sharing about the effects of media support initiatives. The aim is to contribute to global knowledge of media development in order to enhance effectiveness in practice.

According to the concept note, the media development community has not always been able to profit from the experiences of fellow practitioners. “Many new initiatives have been launched as educated guesses and without the benefit of documented insight into similar interventions with a wider bearing,” it says.

The rationale for the workshop is that information about the effects of media development can be a treasure trove for improving future activities and aligning initiatives.

The programme of the interactive workshop will:

  • assess information sharing by actors in media development;
  • identify gaps and share best practices;
  • agree on a common set of values and specific concrete actions that can improve the availability and accessibility of information and data on media.

For more information, or to apply to be part of the workshop, please email to: media.development(at)wan-ifra.org.

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