Independent Media advocacy Project (ICMAP)

Participatory Media is key tool from which communities can start the development of independently owned media content aimed at promoting an increase in community voices and non violent advocacy across multiple societal layers. The Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (Media for justice Project) carried out the training for citizen journalists pulled from urban and rural communities across Rivers and Bayelsa states. The citizen journalists where trained on audiovisual content gathering, documentation, post production editing and dissemination.

Trained citizen journalists will develop their own media, carry out advocacy to key government stakeholders and agencies while also raising the awareness of the local populace on the importance of sustained non violent advocacy and how it can help in the changing the lived realities of people living in improverished communtities. 

Support from - National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Project Name - Independent Community Media Advocacy Project (ICMAP)

Project States - Rivers and Bayelsa States.

Partners - Justice Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), Environmental Rights Action (ERA)

Status - Ongoing