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M4D Launches Expert Webinars for EU Delegations – Defending Media During COVID-19 Pandemic

Brussels, May 2020 – Media4Democracy launched a series of meet-the-expert webinars – Defending Independent Media During COVID-19 – for EU Delegations to learn about and discuss threats to independent media and freedom of expression, which are greatly exacerbated during the pandemic. 

EU Delegations Encouraged to Take WPFD 2020 Online During COVID Pandemic

Brussels, 3 May 2020 – EU Delegations marking World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020 amidst the global coronavirus pandemic were encouraged to support activities online, at a time when many countries are in lockdown or operating under strict social distancing orders.

Kyrgyz Republic Fellows Implement In-Country Projects to Strengthen Media Pluralism

Kyrgyz Republic, April 2020 – Five Media4Democracy Fellows have made significant progress in implementing new initiatives – both individually and collectively – and have introduced changes within their own media organisations to promote independent and plural media in Kyrgyzstan.

EU Fighting Disinformation Essential, as Coronavirus Delays EU Media Literacy Week 2020

Brussels, March 2020 – The European Union fight against disinformation and associated support for Media Literacy is essential, as the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of associated disinformation flooding social media and the internet.

EUD to Sri Lanka and Maldives selects Fellows for M4D programme strengthening media institutions and pluralism in Maldives

Brussels, 23 February 2020 – Six Fellows from Maldives have been selected for the fourth round of M4D’s Fellowship programme that aims to empower future leaders of institutions that underpin media pluralism.

Strengthening Access to Information in Mongolia – Media4Democracy Launches EU Delegation Technical Assistance

Brussels, February 2020 – M4D has launched technical assistance to the EU Delegation to Mongolia to support access to information as fundamental to freedom of expression and media pluralism and in support of strengthening democracy and development.

Media4Democracy and EU Global Staff Discuss Confronting Threats to Independent Media and Freedom of Expression

Brussels, 12 – 13 February 2020 – M4D and EU staff responsible for strengthening human rights and democracy met in Brussels to discuss how EU Delegations can confront threats to independent media and freedom of expression, particularly in the context of digitalisation.

Strengthening EU Delegations’ Protection of Journalists in Latin America – M4D Launches Technical Assistance with Meetings in Brussels

Brussels, 5 – 7 February 2020 – Media4Democracy has launched a package of technical assistance for EU Delegations to strengthen the safety and security of journalists in Latin America, a region where journalists and other media actors are under extreme threat in many countries.

EU Human Rights Guidelines on FoE Webinar – Establishing Policy Foundation for EU Delegation and Member States Action

Brussels, December 2019 – Media4Democracy has launched a Webinar to empower EU Delegations to understand the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline and to operationalise them more effectively in each unique context.

Strengthening FoE and Media Institutions in Sri Lanka and Maldives – Parallel Country Assessments, EUD Training and Planning

Sri Lanka, November 2019 – Media4Democracy carried out a two-week mission to Sri Lanka in October identifying ways the EU Delegation can help strengthen freedom of expression there, and to work with the EU Delegation to finalising parallel work already underway for Maldives.

Fellowship Strengthening Media Institutions in Support of Media Pluralism In-Country Results from Rwanda

Rwanda, November 2019 – Media4Democracy completed in August a second, six-month Fellowship programme that provided training and mentoring to leaders of media institutions in Rwanda.

Strengthening Gender Equality through Media in Burkina Faso: M4D and the EUD bring together Government, Member States, Media and CSOs

Burkina Faso, October 2019 – In a sequence of meetings, M4D Experts led stakeholder discussions and supported the Delegation to Burkina Faso and Member States to review recommended actions to strengthen media in support of gender equality in the country.

Field Visit to Comoros to Engage Media Sector Concludes – Working with EUD to Madagascar and Comoros

Comoros, September 2019 – Media4Democracy has completed a two-week mission to the Union of Comoros, mapping the media sector to identify ways to strengthen freedom of expression and promote media development.

Media4Democracy Kicks-Off its Third Round of Fellowship with Leaders in Media Organisations from Kyrgyzstan

Copenhagen, September 2019 – Five Fellows from Kyrgyzstan are starting a fellowship programme in Denmark. The programme aims to build their skills to serve as change agents to strengthen media pluralism and freedom of expression in their home country.

Closing Programme: Media4Democracy Fellows Meet Ambassador to EUD to Rwanda

Rwanda, August 2019 – The EU Ambassador to Rwanda, Nicola Bellomo, met with five Media4Democracy Fellows at the close of a programme designed to strengthen them as leaders of institutions promoting media pluralism in Rwanda.