Global Research /MIRH/19 August 2023
By IMS Ethiopia
IMS Ethiopia is leading the PRIMED’s ‘Coalitions for Change’ workstream and managing support for coalition building. Since 2021, IMS has been supporting dialogues and coalition-building activities, which brought Ethiopian media into dialogue with media and policymakers on media policy reforms and actors into closer cooperation in media policy reforms. It also supported a series of dialogues and coalition-building initiatives and worked with different media associations, government, and other civil society organizations, and helped initiate and create coalitions of Ethiopian media actors on matters of common concern, such as journalists’ safety, security, and protection.
IMS also commissioned studies, assessments, and learning briefs which have been reviewed by independent reviewers and subject matter experts and validated in stakeholder validation workshops.
This briefing paper presents findings from studies funded by the PRIMED programme to discuss why conflict-sensitive journalism is important in facilitating conflict reduction and the peace process and informing future interventions in promoting conflict-sensitive journalism in Ethiopia.
In this booklet, a compilation of briefing papers analyzes the state of media in Ethiopia and gives specific insights on media regulatory reforms, safety and security of journalists, conflict-sensitive reporting, and building sustainable media coalitions.
You can download & read the full study here https://www.mediasupport.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/230804_Final-Designed-Booklet_IMS-Ethiopia-little.pdf