Hey people,

We are looking for new members for our freedom of press / democratic debate project at Global Aktion (former Afrika Kontakt)

For the past year, we have been supporting Mozambican journalists, scholars and activists in the creation of an alternative independent media platform 

We are looking for more volunteers/activists that have a little sparetime and will to join!

Context:

For a democracy to be vibrant and functional, its citizens must have access to knowledge that willallow them to make informed decisions; in the polling station and beyond. In Mozambique, the availability of relevant information, press freedom and freedom of expression has been shrinking significantly in recent years. Persons critical of the government are exposed to threats and intimidation and sometimes worse.

This intervention - the Mozambican Platform for Democratic Debate - seeks to address this issue by creating an online-based platform that will act as a secure space for Mozambicans to seek and share information and views on political issues and participate in debate about thesesame issues. The platform will facilitate inclusion of civil society in the discussion and choice of the country’s development strategy. The objective is to empower Mozambican civil society organizations as well as ordinary citizensthrough free flow of information and to allow them to exercise their right to knowledge and opinion. The way to achieve this will be the provision of an accessible knowledge-sharing platform where users can be both readers/viewers and contributors.

As part of Global Aktion you will:

  • write reports, taking care of budgets and financials.
  • plan the next phase of the project.
  • plan the continuation of the platform together with our mozambican partners.
  • get funds for campaign work through fundraising from, among other things, DANIDA / CIS

     

We are looking for people who:

  • are interested in democratic practices and rights

  • want to learn more about and participate in projects and campaign work as well as fundraising

  • want practical experience with working in an organisation

  • will commit to min. work of 4 months (average of 1 meeting per 2 weeks, but may vary depending on the tasks and deadlines)

  • has knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage, but not a requirement (As much of the communication with our partner is in Portuguese, it would be of extreme help if you speak the language. However, it is not a requisite and motivation is the most important here).


We will also arrange a journalism workshop here in Copenhagen with organisations working in investigative journalism as well as audio/visual journalism.

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Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.

Information:

  • Assignmenttype: Boards, development and strategy, Communication and IT, Practical work
  • Workarea: Cultural activities, Political work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Global Aktion

Information about the organisation:

Global Aktion
  • Updated: 16.05.19
  • Expires: 01.06.19
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