First Africa-China Media Cooperation Forum: AUC Chairperson Dr. Jean Ping acknowledges the important role of media and press freedom in changing the socio-political landscape in Africa.
Beijing, China, 23 August 2012 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, addressed some African Ministers in charge of information high level media representatives from radio and TV channels at the First Africa-China Media Cooperation Forum holding on 23 August 2012 in Beijing, China, under the theme "exchange, cooperation and development." Dr. Ping underlined the important role of the Media in influencing several socio-political changes in Africa. He pointed out the struggle for democracy and governance that led to the popular uprisings in the Maghreb region leading to what was later considered as the Arab spring in most parts the continent in 2011.
Chairperson Ping further indicated that, the AUC has actively supported the launch of the Journalists Network for Peace and Security in Africa dubbed (NetPeace), in a bid to enhance the culture of peace through a credible and independent media (See the complete speech of the AUC Chairperson on the African Union website: www.au.int.
Worth recalling that, the Sino-Africa Media Forum is part of the implementation of the Beijing 2007-2009 Plan of Action adopted on 5 November 2006 that spells out the cooperation ties between Africa and China and their commitment to encourage "their respective media play a determining role in deepening mutual understanding and friendship between both parties. Following the partnership, China has resolved to assist African countries to train the radio and television staff to improve their skills. This will be done through exchange programs where the journalists will benefit from some professional training in China.
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Campaign Communications Coordinator
Full-time (35 hours per week)
Fixed Term Contract (12 months with possibility of extension to 15-18 months)
As the membership body for UK international development organisations, Bond unites the sector by creating opportunities for members to work, learn and take action together.
Bond provides the space for campaigners to network, share information and organise effective campaigns on global poverty. When NGOs and others decide to form major joint campaigns Bond plays a key role in coalition coordination, communication and campaign delivery, often working with hundreds of NGOs as with Make Poverty History and other mass profile high-impact campaign initiatives of recent years.
Bond is seeking a highly organised and experienced individual to support and strengthen joint campaigning by UK development NGOs and organisations that targets decision-makers with public pressure to bring about policy change for development, especially towards achieving a sustainable food system and tackling hunger.
You will have good knowledge of campaign delivery, be familiar with organisations working for social change and preferably already have some knowledge and experience of coalition campaigning. As a campaigner you will have developed and implemented campaigns as well as produced communications for campaign audiences. You will have a passion for supporting others to achieve change and will be able to demonstrate that you have the ability to work with others in coalition to make campaigning a major success in 2013.
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• Develop, strengthen and support the UK campaigning platform and other arrangements for collaborative campaigning in the UK on international development.
Applications close: Wednesday 5 September
Interviews: Friday 14 September (shortlisted candidates with booked holidays on this date may be accommodated on another day)
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