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GFMD UN Representative Bill Orme presents:June 2015 Update: Proposed Indicators for SDG 16.10

Indicators reflect a broad professional consensus on indicators for SDG16.10 that are substantively relevant, technically feasible, and draw upon existing UN monitoring processes and mechanisms.
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Call for Effective Support to Syrian Independent Media

as a Key Component in Mitigating and Resolving the Syrian Conflict.
Drawing on the input of more than 50 Syrian professionals and international media development organizations, the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) releases a comprehensive set of recommendations for donors, implementers, and Syrian media, summarized in the paper.

 
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SEAPA has new Executive Director:

The Board of Trustees of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) has selected Mr. Edgardo P. Legaspi as its new executive director. He will lead and manage the operations of the Bangkok-based Secretariat, which coordinates the regional activities of the member organizations of SEAPA, starting 1 July 2015.

 
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CIMA: "The Dark Side of Media Development"

This new report refers to the media’s control or manipulation by partisan political forces, crony capitalists, or criminals, and one that has devastating impact on society.
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European Endownment for Democracy:
Bringing Plurality & Balance to Russian Language Media - Final Recommendations


Russia is inside Europe”, Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, author and Eastern Europe expert, warned the audience of government representatives listening to the final EED report on Russian language media. In Germany alone, she added, 3-4 million Russians are watching the Kremlin-aligned Pervyi Kanal TV. The aggressive language from Russia is “stronger than ever since the end of the cold war, and sometimes even more than during it.”
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CAMECO Resources

The 250 titles cover recent media developments and project experiences in about 150 countries worldwide.
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CFI: First graduation ceremony
at the Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI)

On 4 July 2015, the 28 students of the first graduating year at MJI, Myanmar's recently founded school of journalism, received their degrees from school director U Thiha Saw, in the presence of a range of media personalities.
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Egypt's imprisonment of journalists is at an all-time high

Egyptian authorities continue to imprison critical journalists while openly pledging media freedom. Egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since CPJ began keeping records, most of them accused of affiliation with a banned group. Special Report.
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ICFJ: How to Roll Out Technology in the Newsroom

Implementing technology projects in newsrooms or media organizations that traditionally don’t have tech support can be quite a challenge. Here are five suggestions for those starting such a tech endeavor, based on my work with technologists and media organizations in Latin America.
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MDIF: 20 Years of Financing Independent News

MDIF has been supporting independent news businesses in countries where there is limited access to reliable quality news since 1995.
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