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Mozambique, 17 August 2016: Launch of 2015 Children in the Media – An Analysis Report

The report is an analysis of more than 4,368 articles published on children and children's issues in 2015. It takes stock of the state and progress of reporting on children and children's rights in the Mozambican media and documents achievements, challenges and trends.

The report is an analysis of more than 4,368 articles published on children and children's issues in 2015.

MAPUTO, Mozambique – At the School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at UEM, on 17 August 2016, the Rede de Comunicadores Amigos da Criança, Comunicação e Direitos, more commonly known as RECAC, presented the 9th “Children in the media – an analysis” report. The event was chaired by Prof. Dr. João Miguel, Director of ECA.

The report is an analysis of more than 4,368 articles published on children and children's issues in 2015. It takes stock of the state and progress of reporting on children and children's rights in the Mozambican media and documents achievements, challenges and trends.

The report also highlights the main issues addressed by the media, such as health and nutrition, education, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), participation, the situation of vulnerable children and violence and abuse against children.

The report points to a need to strengthen the variety in press coverage and to contextualize issues by deepening the qualitative analysis presented in news articles and by focusing on solutions as well as problems.

In his address to the audience of journalists, academics and students, UNICEF Mozambique Communication Specialist Cate Heinrich highlighted the progress and continued development of RECAC, a network of journalists trained in and focused on children's issues.

Célia Banze, Executive Director of RECAC, and Fernando Gonçalves, Editor of Savana, also expanded on the social role and responsibility of journalists.

During the presentation of the report, the 2015 award for children's reporting was given to journalist Caetano Alberto of Rádio Comunitária de Gúruè (Zambézia) and to journalist Adriano Biquiuane of Rádio Moçambique (Tete) for their excellent reporting on the challenges faced by Child-headed households and the situation of OVC in the care institutions and orphanages in Ulónguè town respectivelly.

Click here to read the report (Portuguese only)

For more information, please contact:
Claudio Fauvrelle
Tel +258 21 481 100
email: cfauvrelle@unicef.org

 

 
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