Comprehensive  Ghana Oil and Gas news, information, updates, analysis


Stories By Alumni

Strengthening Media Oversight of the Extractive Sectors Pilot Program Ghana and Uganda

Good governance of oil, gas and mining (extractive) resources and revenues requires effective oversight. A knowledgeable and active media is critical to having an informed and engaged public, civil society and parliament that can hold government to account.

However, in many resource-rich countries, journalists often lack knowledge and skills in investigating extractives-related issues. Many also face challenges due to a lack of resources for investigative journalism and payment by concerned parties to write on a particular subject that undermine the independence of the reports. Revenue Watch Institute’s (RWI) scoping of media capacity building in Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria  found that investments in training for journalists has only generated limited improvement in economic and business reporting and had almost no impact  with regard to extractives and their governance. Capacity building for journalists has been largely in the form of short-term workshops with little follow-up support or monitoring and evaluation; it appears that the impact on reporting has been equally short-term.
In light of the situation, RWI working with Penplusbytes(Ghana) and African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME)-Uganda are currently implementing “Strengthening Media Oversight of the Extractive Sectors – Pilot Program Ghana and Uganda”
Major project activities are

•    A one-off training the trainer course
•    Development and implementation of Core Courses
•    Mentoring programme
•    Financial support for focused stories Financial support will enable journalistic        freedom to pursue extractive stories and provide profile and publicity for extractives journalism. This will occur through:
a.    Travel/writing scholarships –
b.    Prize for best pieces on extractive governance

 

ends

Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Editor

Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009atTakoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (PPB – www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector
Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Share this article

Leave a reply

Personality of the Month
  • Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa Chief Director of Ministry of Petroleum          …
Follow Us Online
Join the Discussions

Summary: Revenue mobilization from the oil sector for Agricultural production in Ghana, a myth or reality?

Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution to GDP from 45% in 1992…

Responses Add your response


About Us
Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009 at Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector read more
Events Calendar
<< Aug 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Twitter Activity Stream
 

Partners We are proud to be associated with:

Skip to toolbar