Media is a powerful tool for development. However, the communities that media and development initiatives target often have limited opportunity to effectively participate in influencing and setting the agenda for their own development through media.
The project aims to promote community participation in their own development and decision making processes through media.
The Community Media platform was designed for Center for Media Literacy and Community Development (CEMCOD) in partnership with DW Akademie with support from Civil Society Academy.
Get the opportunity to report local stories that affect them and their communities, facilitating accountability by duty bearers and contributing to development of their communities.
Contribute in their own development by increased civic
participation and holding duty bearers accountable for public service
delivery, monitoring service delivery and community policing.
Increase their relevance to the communities they operate in by airing stories that affect them. They gain access to richer content provided by the Community Reporters.
Benefit from an empowered and well informed community who
can easily be rallied around communities development initiatives and
policing of their own communities .
This is the journey our stories take
Community Reporters are members of their respective community that volunteer to report on stories that affect them and their communities. The Community Reporters undergo a comprehensive training in journalism and development issues using a standard training curriculum developed by CEMCOD and DW Akademie.
The reporters use an android application to record audio, capture video and photographs and record audio which they send to the radio stations.View CR Profiles Step 1
Stories submitted by the Community Reporters are moderated by the radio stations. Each radio station has mentors who oversee the work of the Community Reporters. They make sure that stories submitted are complete, good quality and meet journalism standards.Participating Stations Step 2
Stories that pass the journalism standards of
the radio stations are either aired on the radio station, published on
the web or both so that they can be accessed by the general public,
national media outlets, researchers and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Community Reporters then follow-up on the status of stories with duty bearers. Where action has been taken about a reported news story, the community reporter provides an update on the same. In this way, the platform provides a feedback mechanism for ensuring that local development issues are addressed.See Impact Stories Step 4
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