Freedom of the press is one of the most important indicators of the sound development of a nation. Development of a free and fair media is essential in developing countries, and hence there is an urgent need to foster outstanding journalists. In recognition of this fact, SPF conducted a one-year project in FY2011 designed to raise the capacities of journalists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
In this project, building on the results of the FY2011 project, young journalists and mid-career journalists from the abovementioned countries will be provided with capacity building training, which will be outsourced to NPO MEDIAR in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Specifically, workshops tailored to the conditions in Myanmar on basic media knowledge will be held for six young Myanmarese individuals, and around forty days of training will be provided in one annual course for eight young individuals from the abovementioned four countries. In addition, around forty days of training in newspaper layouts and editorial writing will be provided for eight mid-career journalists, again though a one-off annual course held in Phnom Penh and elsewhere.
Through these training courses, the Fund hopes to raise the journalistic capacity of individuals from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
||The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
||Year project budget implementation