Democratic Republic of Congo: Involving Community Media in the Struggle Against Separatism

By Terry Mutuku on January 27, 2012

Mouvement International des Femmes pour la Démocratie et le Développement (MIFED), DRC
€ 8,800
Ref. 1807

The International Movement of Women for Democracy and Development (MIFED) is a non-governmental organization created in 1994 to tackle discrimination against women and to promote women’s social and cultural rights. In an effort to consolidate peace and to reduce pre- and post-electoral violence, MIFED intends to address the problem of separatism and intolerance fomented by some of the country’s media. This project will involve community media in advocating a climate of tolerance within and between different communities by organizing a four-day training workshop for 18 women and men journalists who will craft a code of conduct and good practices for distribution to journalists in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, as well as the production and broadcast of radio and television programmes on the positive role the press can play in conflict-management. The project is aimed at women and men equally and will partner with the Higher Council for Audiovisuals and Communication (CSAC), which regulates audiovisual matters in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Contact: Mme Sylvie Elenge Nyembo
National President
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January 27, 2012
Categories:  Peace

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