As we continue with our journey to the Uganda Media Week 2021 edition, the pre media week dialogues continue also. This week we are in Moroto (Karamoja sub region) and Soroti (Teso Sub region).
Today, we held a Journalists’ training in Moroto district. News editors and reporters from Nakapiripirit, Abim and Kotido have joined us in Moroto for a training on Increasing reporting on Digitial inclusion for marginalized groups. The training is supported by the #ADRFfund under @cipesaug
We had successful regional dialogues – reporting on digital inclusion. 96 journalists from the 3 regions participated (Lira 40, Gulu 31, Arua 25). We believe there will be a digital revolution in news dissemination in these areas. Also note that they were from different districts as follows; Agago, Dokolo, Amolatar, Nwoya, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Nebbi, Paidha, and Moyo
Media Focus On Africa partnered with @CIPESAUG via #ADRF fund
On igniting the journey to the Uganda Media Week, we commenced with regional dialogues and trainings with journalists in Arua, Gulu and Lira! We have realised that there is need to increase reporting in digital inclusion since this subject has been under reported yet it’s a very critical & a development agenda. Our aim is to ensure that journalists can see issues from a digital transformative lens. There are many stories journalists in the West Nile Region can report on digital inclusion around weaknesses & threats that we can write on like Infrastructure, Power Supply, Taxes & Regulation, Skilling across board. Digitalization of the economy benefits individuals & communities contributing to solving societal challenges, is an accelerator 2 achieving sustainable developmental goals. It’s important to ensure they’re distributed in an equally rather than being accessed by afew.
Media Focus On Africa has partnered with CIPESA to ensure that there is more sensitization and retooling of journalists on how to report on digital inclusion
Dialogues in Mbarara were successful. We’re using edutainment, media and dialogues to fight GBV against women and girls and to promote women’s rights at the grassroot levels of the most affected communities . With support from Urgent Action Fund, MFA has partnered with ICODI , a community based organization for facilitate the dialogues
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) and the Ford Foundation have partnered to establish a Community Media Fund (CMF) providing critical philanthropic support to enhance citizens’ access to relevant information that enables the public to hold officials accountable and to urge support for policies and practices that promote inclusive economic and human development. For more details – https://www.bmia.org/community-media-fund/
Zoom Webinar by Media Focus on Africa. It will focus on women vying for elective sits in Kenya, discussing how the Covid Pandemic has affected the political landscape plus how women who are already disadvantaged on the political platform can navigate the landscape. The Webinar will also be live on Twitter and Facebook. More details to follow.
28 October 2021: Sport has played an important role in society for thousands of years. Around the world, it brings people together from all backgrounds and all walks of life. The Thomson Reuters Foundation has a funding programme for journalists in Africa who want to report on how sport is run in their own country or wider region. Application deadline is 28th October 2021.
Learn how you can apply here – https://www.trust.org/media-development/opportunities/?sfid=a053z00000ppJKvAAM&sfProgId=a15D0000018xcQuIAI&areaOfFocus=Equality+and+Tolerance
9 October 2021: The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in Information Technology and Computer Science to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in the current technology, techniques and solutions in Computer Science as they have been developed and applied in different countries. Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from research and academia, to industrial sectors as well as government organizations.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2 November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ in General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/163. The Resolution urges Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity. This day is commemorated every year on 2nd November a date which coincides with the day when tow French journalists were assassinated in Mail.
Today we celebrate all the amazing women who participated in the second season of Ms President. These women showed immense courage and heart, and we're so grateful for their contributions. Thank you, ladies!