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IMS (International Media Support), Safeguarding media in transitional


Open government data of Swedish aid

Titre : IMS (International Media Support), Safeguarding media in transitional Afghanistan

Pays : Afghanistan

Date : 2017-2021

Agence : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation : International NGO IMS (International Media Support)

IMS (International Media Support) has submitted an application ”Safeguarding Media in Transitional Afghanistan” 2017-2020. The programme is based on future support and with the ultimate aim is to contribute to credible journalism that can provide the citizens of Afghanistan with accurate and relevant information. The contribution has two components, one being to secure safety for journalist including conflict sensitivity training, and 24/7 safety mechanism, the other being a focus on supporting/training female journalists for them to be able to work, and to cover news from a female perspective.

Résultats attendus
The programme aims to promote good governance, democracy, free press and improving media standards, which indirectly entails taking into account non-discrimination, participation, openness, transparency and accountability. International Media Support (IMS) and their local partner Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) consider media development and safety and protection of media workers as an integral part of the realisation of freedom of expression as a fundamental right. This fundamental right is an integral part of democratic process, good governance, conflict resolution, gender equality and economic development. A major part of the programme focuses on that men and women should have the same right to freedom of expression and access to information. Sida has supported IMS Afghanistan programme since 2012. The current phase of the programme started in May 2017 and continuous through the end of 2020. The intended overall impact of this intervention is that credible media continues to provide the Afghan public with reliable and relevant information. This entails that safety and security risks faced by female and male media workers are mitigated and that media workers report in a conflict and gender sensitive way.

Total committed amount : USD 3,861,004

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