Project: Media and South Sudan Referendum 2010-2011
Location: Sudan and South Sudan ( formerly Northern and Southern Sudan)
Duration: December 2010- May 2011
Director: Mia Bittar
The project promotes a fair and transparent referendum in Sudan by supporting the Sudanese media in informing and raising the population's awareness of the 2011 South Sudan referendum.
1. equip media personnel in Sudan with skills required to collect, analyze and report information (regarding the Referendum specifically) in an accurate, consistent, balanced and timely manner;
2. train media personnel to improve the quality of information and to provide insight to the public, the Referendum Commission and other stakeholders through the production of media news and reports and through media monitoring; and
3. monitor the role and performance of the media in order to provide access to different parties and stakeholders involved in the Referendum process.