Media Development

Since its creation in 2004, IREX Europe has worked to strengthen local and independent media, aiming to improve the sustainability, quality and accuracy of reporting.

We have worked on numerous projects to enhance the role of the media as vectors for democratisation and to support freedom of expression.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Practical training, including: video and radio production and post-production; investigative journalism; in-depth reporting; and multimedia and mobile reporting.
  • Organisational training including: management skills; leadership; audience research; marketing and promotion; and financial sustainability.
  • Training specialist journalists, including in HIV/AIDS, anti-trafficking, anti-corruption, investigative and computer-assisted reporting.
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring and international secondment activities.
  • Training and support for media lawyers including online media law distance learning tools and study tours to witness ECHR proceedings.
  • Fostering media-NGO and media-government relations and developing media associations and support institutions.
  • Core support to media in closed countries

 

 
 
Strengthening the capacities of Tunisian social partners and media civil society (TOKE) Strengthening the capacities of Tunisian social partners and media civil society (TOKE) The project overall goal is to contribute to the development of local information and citizen mobilization in the governorates of Tozeur and Kebili through the professionalization of associative radios and media literacy for youth and active civil society in these regions.
Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova (SIMML) Strengthening Independent Media and Media Literacy in Moldova (SIMML) IREX Europe’s SIMML project has worked since October 2014 to promote increased media literacy in Moldova and to increase access to fair and unbiased information on key national and international issues. The lack of a critical approach to the media and a lack of general media literacy leaves the population vulnerable to the influence of Moldovan and external media influences and the dangers of misinformation and fake news.
Mozambique Media Strengthening Program: Community radios Mozambique Media Strengthening Program: Community radios The purpose of the Mozambique Media Strengthening Program - Community Radios project is to develop a network of community radio (CR) stations capable of acting as a catalyst for social change at the community level by providing essential information on a broad range of issues that are critical for economic and social development.
Med Media Project: Towards media sector reform in the Southern Mediterranean region Med Media Project: Towards media sector reform in the Southern Mediterranean region MedMedia Programme aims to reinforce the role of the media in the target countries to act as vectors for democratization and contribute to the development of a more public service oriented media landscape in the Southern Mediterranean. The project also aims to contribute to the creation and development of a public sphere in the region.
EU - Media Neighbourhood Programme EU – Media Neighbourhood Programme The European Commission has officially launched Media Neighbourhood – a 3 year programme to train over 1200 journalists across 17 EU neighbouring countries and territories. IREX Europe is part of a consortium led by BBC Media Action who will deliver journalism training and networking activities.
Belarus:  Support to Freedom of Expression via Independent Broadcasting and New Media Belarus: Support to Freedom of Expression via Independent Broadcasting and New Media The 26-month project Support to freedom of expression via independent broadcasting and New Media officially launched in January 2011. The project, which focuses on radio programming production, training for journalists and civic journalism practioners, as well as developing sustainble youth-orientated civic journalism platforms, is supported by the European Union.