Reference Projects Media & Strategic Communication
Since 2003 SPM staff has on a part time basis been part of the Cambodia Commune Council Development Project, Phase I and Phase II under the Ministry of Interior, Department of Local Administration, DoLA, Phnom Penh Cambodia, and the Asian Development Bank. Duties include strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of yearly nation-wide communication and public awareness campaigns on decentralization and good governance, access to information and public participation. Project activities are aimed at raising the awareness of the general public on the roles and responsibilities of both the Commune Councils and the population in the decentralization process and thereby strengthening the citizen rights to participation in local decision-making and local democracy. On-going until 2009.
During 2005 ¯ 2008 SPM has undertaken several assignments for Sida on media projects, both in a long-term advisory function to the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi for a media project in Vietnam as well as team leaders for evaluations or reviews of further training of journalists in Sri Lanka, Philippines and in Indonesia. Reports: Elmqvist, Rylander: Monitoring reports from Vietnam 2005 ¯2007, Elmqvist, Luwarso: Media in Vietnam 2006, Elmqvist, Bastian: Promoting Media Professionalism, Independence and Accountability in Sri Lanka 2006, Elmqvist, Alffram: Assessment for a potential CFTC-project in the media sector between the Philippines and Sweden, 2007.