Media Development

IREX Europe works to strengthen independent media and help ensure access to alternative sources of information.  We support media through capacity building, helping independent media remain competitive where they are increasingly shut out of local markets, and helping them deal with the impact of the fast changing digital world.

We help independent media produce quality content promoting tolerance and understanding while dealing with important human rights issues.

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

 

 
 
Macedonia - Supporting Decentralization through Strengthening Local Broadcasters Macedonia – Supporting Decentralization through Strengthening Local Broadcasters The IREX Europe project 'Supporting decentralization through strengthening local broadcasters' seeks to increase citizen access to accurate information on the decentralization process at the local level in Macedonia, thus encouraging active participation in decision-making and proactive citizens in all spheres of municipal life. The project empowers local broadcasters to play their critical role in informing the local populations in Macedonia on local issues and specifically on the impact of decentralization, and thus to contribute to promotion of participatory and accountable democracy and good governance.
Macedonia - Support to Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) Macedonia – Support to Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) IREX Europe project is providing technical support and training and financial assistance through the German Government and IFA Media-Im-Pakt to the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM)
Macedonia - Support to Association of Private Electronic Media Macedonia – Support to Association of Private Electronic Media IREX Europe project Support to Association of Private Electronic Media in Macedonia seek to assist APEMM in becoming self-sustainable; to help the association build a stronger media market that will enable the media to grow; and to increase broadcaster professionalism and responsibility.
Russia - Independent Media in Russia Russia – Independent Media in Russia IREX Europe is working with Russian media to ensure journalists and editors are better equipped to provide business and consumer information for a growing market economy. The programme, supported by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Global Opportunities Fund, is designed to assist the media in playing its critical part in exposing corruption, promoting transparency, and increasing pressure for better governance and more accountability. A robust media able to perform this function leads, in turn, to an improved business climate and economic growth.
Albania:  Media, Transparency and Accountability Albania: Media, Transparency and Accountability Through the Media, Transparency and Accountability in Albania UNDEF-funded project, IREX Europe aims to contribute to strengthening the Albanian media as a key underpinning to the good governance and accountability required for democratic development. IREX Europe approaches these project objectives through collaboration with two Albanian initiatives - the Hapur Foundation and the Union of Albanian Journalists
Belarus : Supporting independent broadcasing and freedom of expression Belarus : Supporting independent broadcasing and freedom of expression The project Support to freedom of expression in Belarus via independent broadcasting, which focuses on radio journalism programming and trainings for young Belarusians, is supported by the European Commission as well as by United States development agency (USAID) and the Transition Promotion Program of the Czech Ministry for Foreign Affairs.