MASI SIGN GRANT CONTRACT WITH UNDP

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Signing UNDP

The Media Association of Solomon Islands has signed a grant contract of SBD$98,000 with the United Nation Development Programme today.
The grant contract was signed by UNDP Country Manager Azusa Kubota and Media Association of Solomon Islands President Charles Kadamana witnessed by Anti-Corruption Specialist and Transparency Accountability Programme Project Manager Marine Destrez and MASI Project officer Francisca Tamu.
The funding will help MASI to conduct an Investigative Journalism, Corruption, Transparency workshop schedule for 19-23 November. Organized by MASI in partnership with UNDP under the Transparency Accountability Project the workshop was to build the capacity of journalists in investigative reporting.
The week long workshop will be facilitated by Anti-Corruption, Communications and Parliament Consultant John Hyde, Coordinator of Journalism programme Dr Shailendra Singh and a Pacific investigative journalist Dan McGarry with support from local senior local journalists. The workshop will covers the important of Media Ethics in reporting corruption, Protection of journalists, types of laws enabling investigative journalism, UNDP role in Anti-corruption, legal process to expose corruption, research and presentations from integrity institutions and MASI key stakeholders.
From the workshop the participants will involve in writing articles and broadcasted related articles to corruption where the best investigative reporter will be awarded with prizes during the World Anti- Corruption Day on December.
MASI President Kadamana acknowledges UNDP for approving its application for TAP fund.
He said MASI will work closely with UNDP to ensure the project successfully completed.