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Citizen Journalism in Africa


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Citizen Journalism in Africa

  1. 1. Citizen Journalism Africa (CJA)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Hivos/SANGONeT civil journalism, a user-generated content project s upported by the European Union. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Estimated results </li></ul><ul><li>Increased collaborative networking, learning and knowledge sharing between participants, training partners on the regional and the country level </li></ul><ul><li>Increased presence of and access to diverse and journalistically sound content on the situation of women and other marginalised groups in the media of the target countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The specific objective is to improve capacity of selected African CSOs in the field of : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children and Youth </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS and </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Communities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Zambia : 16 organisations Uganda : 15 organisations Tanzania : 14 organisations South Africa : 14 organisations Zimbabwe : 13 organisations Mozambique : 16 organisations
  5. 6. <ul><li>Trainings and workshops : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (Blogger, Technocracy, Webpage, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Courses : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling (Cellphone usage, Picassa, Audacity, Youtube, Zoopy, … ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting and writing (Journalistic writing skills) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Country Focal Points </li></ul><ul><li>In conjunction with the twelve partners, the project mobilises the wealth of ideas, knowledge and skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide practical hands on training to local CSOs and community media organisations in their country, </li></ul><ul><li>Act as the local learning and networking hub and </li></ul><ul><li>Implement peer-to-peer training activities, helpdesk services, and on-the job training activities. </li></ul>Maureen…..Intervention: Can you tell us a bit about WOUGNET’s CAJ Dgroup and your work in rural communities in Uganda
  7. 8. <ul><li>Website (CJA portal) and Social networking on Facebook and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>The portal has 200 active users registered on the portal </li></ul><ul><li>At date, the portal has a turn over of 3,000 unique visitors per month </li></ul>