Project case studies
Evaluation of the ICFJ program work in Jordan
This multimedia “boot camp” was a project run by the International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). ICFJ is at the forefront of the news revolution.
Case Study on Internews’ Gaza Humanitarian Information Serviceandthe Jossor ma’Gaza (Bridges to Gaza) Radio Program in Palestine
Ongoing tension and frequent armed conflict between Israeli and Palestinian forces creates a challenging environment for journalists in the Gaza Strip. Dangerous working conditions and damagedtelecommunication infrastructures leave thousands of civilians with limited access to receiving and sharing vitalinformation. This case study looks at the efforts taken by Internews to alleviate this challenge through a journalistic approach. Internews created the Gaza Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) and the Bridges to Gaza radio program to (1) ensure access to timely and accurate humanitarian information (2) ensure two-way communication with aid agencies, (3) train local journalists to conduct quality humanitarian reporting and maintain public information, and (4) increase effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian response.
Justice and Security Dialogue in Yemen: Enhancing Government Engagement
During the period from May 2013-March 2014, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) paired with Partners Yemen (PY) to establish Justice and Security Dialogue (JSD) in the Yemeni governorates of Abyan and Marib. USIP and PY selected these insecure regions with the hope that “programming would assist underserved populations and prevent possible overlap with other ongoing dialogue activities.”JSD goalsfocused on coordinating national and local government engagement, and both JSDs sought greater reactivation of state services.
UNESCO's "Iraq: Strengthening Good Governance through Support for Independent, Pluralistic, Sustainable and Professional Media"
Project Objectives: Reform Iraq's media legislation and bring it up to international standards; increase the media's professionalism and impartiality; and raise public awareness about the benefits of freedom of expression. Project Partners: UNESCO was the lead donor agency; BBC World Service Trust was the main sub-contractor, partnering with IREX Europe and Albany Associates. Local partners included Iraqi journalists and government officials, the Communications and Media Commission, the Iraqi Media Network, and the Iraqi Media Security Group.
The Iranian Green Movement: A Promising Uprising to a Failed Revolution
The Green Movement originated in Iran during the 2009 presidential election. What started as a peaceful demonstration spread all across Iran and led to a violent reaction from the Islamic Republic. What started as a protest against the heavily manipulated election results transformed into revolt against the Islamic Republic for responding brutally to the peaceful protests. President Ahmadinejad was running for reelection against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, many of whom thought would be reform Iran if he won. Mousavi’s platform was based on a reform of civil society, more rights granted to women and an end to sanctions to help businessmen. The Green Movement began weeks before the actual election occurred, and only intensified once the results were announced and President Ahmadinejad was reelected.