Supporting Independent Media
Computer Networks Established In Radio M...
Reserver Transmitter To
Nova Radio Paz
The Media Project has initiated a formulation of the component aiming
at the support of management capacitation of selected independent print
media in Mozambique.
A consultant has been identified to assess the management capacity of
selected, high quality, but managerially fragile independent print
media. Upon conclusion of this assessment, the most worthy and most
needy of the media assessed will be invited to take part in a 1-2 years
capacitation process, including coaching, training, mentoring and
strengthening of computer facilities for management purposes.
Networks Established In Radio Mozambique Delegations
The Media Project has funded the purchase and establishment of
computer networks in five provincial delegations of Radio Mozambique.
This support is part of the component related to the strengthening of
the management capacity of the delegations in Gaza, Manica, Tete, Cabo
Delgado and Niassa provinces.
The component has been designed to further support Radio Mozambique
in its efforts aiming at the decentralization of the mana-gement systems
of the national public station.
The Media Project is active in its efforts to mainstream its HIV/AIDS
information activities geared to the Mozambican media.This was most
recently seen through the inclusion of one day HIV/AIDS training
component included into all training courses organized by the Project,
specifically in those on Ethics, Democracy and Good Governance
Reporting, Basic Journalism and Media Management, all held during the
months of July-September.
The Project continues to produce and distribute each two weeks brief
information updates on HIV/AIDS to all media houses through its
As a result of this, it is possible to see positive changes in the
media coverage on HIV/AIDS topics, matching the need on breaking the
silence on the pandemic.
Transmitter To Nova Rádio Paz
With the presentation of a new reserve trans-mitter to Nova Rádio Paz
in Quelimane, the Media Project concludes its special support to that
The reserve transmitter will strengthen the broadcasting capacity and
avoid long off air periods when the transmitter presently in use is
affected by technical problems, as it is common in community radio
stations, due to electricity variations.
Besides from this, the support package to Nova Rádio Paz comprised of
a power generator, two computers, two scooters, three bicycles, cassette
field recording kits, as well as training courses in the use of the
computers and journalistic capacitation by process coach during more
than one year.
A communitarisation process, ensuring a much closer community
involvement in planning and programming was among the activities of the
coach, financed by the Media Project. A Community Management Committee
is now in place
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