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The Role of the Media in Security Sector Governance: A Toolkit for Trainers

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Abstract

The objective of the toolkit is to present and discuss the role of journalists in overseeing the security sector and the different skills and methods journalists can use for this purpose. The toolkit aims to build on journalists’ existing knowledge and includes sessions on developing an understanding of the security sector, security sector reform and governance, media laws, access to information, planning stories related to security and a session on social media and security sector governance. It offers training sessions and material for media trainers to build the capacity of journalists and editors in the media’s role security sector governance and reform.

 

Tool 1: Using the Toolkit and Acquiring Training Skills

Author: John McAndrew

 

Tool 2: The Media and Security Sector Governance

Authors: Roland Friedrich, Nicolas Masson, John McAndrew

 

Tool 3: Media Freedom and Security Sector Governance

Mahmoud Alawneh, Bertil Cottier, Nicolas Masson, John McAndrew

 

Tool 4: Access to Information and Security Sector Governance

Authors: Bilal Al-Barghouthi, Bertil Cottier, Nicolas Masson, John McAndrew

 

Tool 5: Reporting Community Safety

Authors: Nizar Habash, Nicolas Masson, John McAndrew

 

Tool 6: Social Media and Security Sector Governance

Authors: Lena Odgaard Bjornsen, Dawoud Hammudeh, Nicolas Masson, John McAndrew