Call for consultancy services: Development of Media & FOE rights training manual

The MFWA has been awarded a grant by the European Union for a three-year media sector support project in Guinea Bissau. The project is titled: Promoting Media Freedom and Access to Quality Information in Guinea Bissau.

Overall project objective:

The project seeks to ensure that Journalists and other media actors in Guinea Bissau are safe and secure, and produce ethically-appropriate, timely, and fact-based journalistic content that fosters peaceful co-existence and enables public access to quality information in an environmentally sustainable manner.

 The project in Guinea Bissau is also partnering with key state actors/institutions such as the police, military, the regulatory bodies, the judiciary and the human rights commission; media actors, and media organisations to increase their knowledge on human and media rights issues and build partnerships to promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression in the country.

Purpose/Scope of Consultancy Assignment

This Call is in two parts:

  1. The development of a tailored Training Manual on Media and Freedom of Expression Rights (including digital rights) for state actors/institutions in Guinea Bissau. 
  • The Training Manual is expected to be tailored to the needs of the targeted state actors/institutions under the project such as police, military, the regulatory bodies, the judiciary and the human rights commission. It should reflect and take into consideration the context and gaps in human rights (especially media and freedom of expression rights) issues on the part of the target state actors/institutions and how the training Manual will help in building their capacity.
  • The Training Manual is expected to be adopted by the state actors/ institutions as a capacity-building tool to increase their knowledge on human and media rights issues and build partnerships to promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression.

2. Capacity-building workshop for representatives from the targeted state actors/ institutions

  • This is a follow-up activity to the development of the Training Manual
  • It is expected to be a two-day event;
  • The capacity-building workshop will seek to strengthen the capacity of the state actors/institutions listed above in human rights (with emphasis on media and freedom of expression rights) and how to increase collaboration with media actors to protect media and freedom of expression rights, and to redress violations of such rights.

If interested, kindly click here to access the full details of the consultancy service.

Kindly note that submission of interest and inquiries should be sent to info[@]mfwa.org copying the Project Coordinator daisy[@]mfwa.org no later than July 30, 2022.

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