Guinea

Guinean media have a central role to play in easing tensions and creating spaces for dialogue between civil society and political representatives. Media professionals can play a significant role in contributing to a peaceful dialogue within the Guinean society.

Internews is implementing a series of activities that address the need for access to more impartial and reliable information by the Guinean population. This project, funded by the European Commission - Instrument for Stability, contributes to the development of a weekly radio production dedicated to humanitarian information and targeting internally displaced persons in the eastern region of Guinea Forestière. Through basic and advanced trainings and mentoring, Internews will build the capacity of Guinean journalists in conflict-sensitive reporting to allow them to cover the conflict and reconciliation processes in an impartial manner.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, Internews has also been advising journalists and radio stations on how to better report and raise awareness of the disease.

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