"At a time when Uganda’s reputation as a beacon of transformation is under sustained scrutiny, this case study focuses on one aspect of governance reforms: how donors can support the media to play its envisaged role in democratic governance."
"Pockets of protest and resistance exist within Cambodian society, but a range of social and political barriers prevent more widespread and inclusive debate on issues facing Cambodians and their country. The CPP [Cambodian People’s Party] ...
"At the national level [in Bangladesh], the media has become dominated by a few large corporations - often with primary interests in other commercial sectors. Brand new web-based initiatives, which go right down to the village level, are now ...
"The people of South Sudan expect change - and quickly. There is a clear hunger from all parts of the country for information on how - and whether - this change is happening, on how to engage with development issues, and on ways to enable ...
"To this day, the [Syrian] Ministry of Information monitors content to ensure that all outlets adhere to government policies and directives. All private media that cover political content are aligned strongly to the regime."
"Donor interest in supporting the media sector has grown in tandem with an increased emphasis on promoting good governance in aid-recipient countries, with a free and independent media seen as a pillar of democratisation and human rights."
"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."
"After 50 years of military rule and harsh state censorship, Myanmar's government is slowly easing its control of the country's media....The changing political and economic context is giving way to emerging needs and new opportunities for ...
"The adoption of a CBP approach provided the vehicle for a police reform agenda which would be based on partnership, shared responsibility, greater transparency and accountability."
The German Forum Media and Development (FoME) developed this document from a survey of current German media development cooperation practices.
This review from the BBC World Service Trust examines why and how the role of communication can be mainstreamed into programme-based approaches (PBAs), one of the main methods now used by bilateral do
This report, initiated and financed by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), is a contribution to the development of a new communication strategy regarding information flow f
This 20-page briefing paper from the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) explores donor coordination in situations of conflict and fragility.
This 94-page report examines the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for advancing democracy and empowerment, with a special focus on Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Based on a presentation at the World Congress on Communication for Development, October 2006, Rome, Italy, this is an abstract of a Communication for Development and Social Change Journal article published in Volume 2, no. 1, 2009. From the ...
This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se
This article offers highlights from a conference held in April 2008 to explore the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in enhancing participation in democratic processes.
This report aims to provide stakeholders with a coherent rights-orientated and child-oriented knowledge base to advocate for the development of a sexual and reproductive health agenda. The report looks at the concept of sexuality and sexual ...
This 4-page article from IK Notes, the World Bank newsletter on indigenous knowledge, looks at the importance of senior women, or "grandmothers," as knowledge providers on child health in families and
This article describes how children's newspapers worldwide responded to coverage of the Tsuanami. Articles written for children from all over the world were often gently crafted, emphasised facts
This article supports the conviction that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are leading to general economic growth rather than other way around. The author provides evidence of this t
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