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TWO COMMUNITY RADIOS
SHARING MEDIA DOCUMENTS
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
INTERNAL AUDITING OF THE MEDIA PROJECT
THE MEDIA PROJECT ON THE INTERNET
Community Radios On Air
The process aiming at the establishment of the Community Radio stations
within the framework of activities of the Media Development Project has
consumed lots of energy both from our side and from our tireless
partners, not least in view of the unexpected delays during last year.By
now, when all the initial hurdles have been overcome, we realize it has
been worth it.
When attending the first programmes on air in Homoíne and Chimoio, two
of our Community Radio partners, with whom we have shared ideas,
challenges and dreams, we have seen their happiness in relation to the
work done resulting in the shedding of tears of joy.
Experimental transmissions are now ongoing in the two Community Radios
established with the support of the Media Project, namely ARCO in
Homoíne and GESOM in Chimoio. In Cuamba, the installation of the
equipment will take place during the current month. The three pilot
stations will be officially inaugurated in the months of March, April
The long process has been characterized by intense preparatory
activities, such as organisation of local associations representing the
owners of the stations – the community - training of the volunteers,
setting up of managerial schemes, all aiming the achievement of
technical, training and financial sustainability.
All the theories learned during the training courses, as well as those
taught by the local process coaches are now being turned in to daily
practical routines, which is a tremendous challenge itself - a challenge
to transform the stations into places where all the communities within
the community get inspiration to contribute to the needed local
development, making sure that the Mission statements and the rules are
being followed and, above all, that the Community Radios will last
longer and longer!
The Media Development Project is currently distributing important
publications to the core journalism training institutions in Mozambique
such as the School of Journalism, the Communication department of ISPU
and the Catholic University in Nampula, the Preparatory Commission of
School of Communication and Arts of the UEM, the NSJ-Trust and the
National Union of Journalist.
The package includes publications produced both by the Media Project and
the Southern African Media Development Fund-SAMDEF- and are meant to be
used as source of inspiration to the training and education of the media
personnel all over the country.
THE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
In order to further strengthen the capacity of the School of Journalism
based in Maputo, the Media Project has donated used but still
functioning equipment to the school.
Computers, printer and a photocopy machine make up the donated
equipment, apart from some relevant publications on media training.
It is foreseen that the equipment will help the School of Journalism in
its role of preparing professionals for the sector in the country.
AUDIT OF THE MEDI PROJECT
A mission from the UNESCO headquarters, headed by a member from the
Internal Oversight Service, Mr. Martin Shio, will carry out an internal
auditing of the entire UNESCO projects in Mozambique, including the
Media Development Project. The audit will take place from 4 to 22
The audit will be implemented as a component of UNESCO’s oversight
system to periodically review and report on the performance of all
UNESCO offices by assessing the functioning of management controls,
identifying any major inadequately-controlled risks that threaten the
achievement of the office’s operational and programme objectives, and
making recommendations to strengthen controls over those risks.
MEDIA PROJECT ON THE INTERNET
The Media Development Project has since December last year an
experimental web page that can be accessed through the address
( Now http://www.mediamoz.com ).
The web page has been conceived in order to inform any interested single
person or institutions about the activities that the Project is carrying
out within the framework of its Project Document and together with a
wide range of national partners.
With links to studies, reports and background information on Community
Radio, Communication Centres, the paper purchase scheme, national public
radio, gender, HIV/AIDS, and a wide range of training activities, the
page is also a useful tool for those interested in the media sector in
Once the web page, including a full Portuguese version, is ready, it
will be accessible from the UNESCO-Maputo website, UNDP-Maputo’s website
and the site of CII/COM, UNESC
c/o UNESCO, P.O.Box 1397 Maputo, Mozambique
258.1. 498752/ 490840 Fax +258.1.498717