Cameroon has been feeling the effects of three humanitarian crises for several years: the displacements caused by violence in the Lake Chad Basin, the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions brought about by separatist forces and growing security concerns on the country’s eastern border due to the crisis in the Central African Republic.
In local crisis situations such as these, the media is very well placed to encourage dialogue between different groups and help resolve conflict. “Talk Paix” aims to train Cameroonian media professionals on how to produce reliable and verified information, as well as interactive content that promotes dialogue. It also introduces young members of civil society organisations to media education and digital citizenship.
- Senior editors, journalists and technical personnel from 10 Cameroonian media outlets
- Young people from the crisis zones (the Far North Region and English-speaking regions)
- Members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and of local authorities participating in consultation seminars with the media outlets
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Training on verifying information and on conflict-sensitive journalism
The topics covered will include the role of the media in preventing conflict, the safety and security of journalists and their sources, the fundamental ethics of journalism and techniques for verifying information.
Following these training sessions, the journalists will receive on-site support and take part in discussion seminars.
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Support in producing interactive programmes
Prior to the production of “pilot” programmes, initial training will be provided on different interactive and participative programme formats.
Training in designing interactive programmes in Cameroon: feedbackMay 31, 2023
Interactive programmes to promote peaceJuly 21, 2023
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Media education and digital citizenship for young people
Around thirty young CSO members active in the regions covered by the project will be offered a course covering various topics: deciphering how media outlets collect and process information, types of false information, information verification techniques, dealing with social media and producing content to disprove false information.