Promotion of media development, media diversity and media freedom in countries of the global South

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
Deutsche Welle with funding from the Federal Foreign Office
Goethe-Institut, financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office within the framework of the German-Arab Transformation Partnership
Key objectives of the measure:

Demand-oriented strengthening of media diversity and freedom of expression in newly emerging democracies with a focus on youth and women

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

1 Shababtalk: Arab-language interactive youth talk show, since 2011 2 Women’s radio in Tunisia, since 2013

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1 Shababtalk - Giving Arab youth a voice through which they can speak about and discuss socially critical topics in the Arab world such as interreligious tensions, corruption in politics, women’s rights and homosexuality 2 Women’s radio: - Fostering women’s greater participation in social and cultural life through access to a variety of information about their everyday lives and current issues such as women’s rights, elections and political education and awareness-raising work through the one-hour programme “9altelhom osktou”, which is run by Tunisian women in Tunis - Goal of independently continuing the programme after the end of the support period being pursued through the establishment of necessary structures and long-term sponsors

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

1 Shababtalk - Millions of listeners in Arab countries, especially in Egypt - Programme is produced weekly in Berlin and once per month in a city in the Arab world. It is broadcast via satellite through Arab partner broadcasters in the Arab world and on the Arabic-language website of Deutsche Welle. Since December 2015, the programme has also been broadcast to listeners in Europe. - Shababtalk recognised by the Arab State Broadcasting Union in 2015 as the best Arabic talk show. Moderator Jaafar Abdul Karim honoured as the “Newcomer of the Year” by Medium magazine in 2012. Arabic-language website of Shababtalk: http://sho.rtlink.de/5E4u23cF 2 Women’s radio: Broadcast three times per week since February 2014 through community radio in Tunis. Programmes are made available free of charge to small partner broadcasters in the country’s interior.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation