Wednesday, 10 May 2017

PIN activities January - April 2017

Bulletin – African dinosaurs
In April, PIN published a first issue of its regular bulletin. The issue’s main story focuses on the “African dinosaurs” – the longest ruling African leaders. The readers could find out who is ruling for decades and what are the social and economical impacts of one man's rule. Furthermore, we covered issues such as the Chinese development aid in Africa, which raises a lot of concerns; land grabbing in Papua New-Guinea or health care system in Kurdistan. In our survey, Czech ambassador to Nigeria Pavel Mikeš disproves a common belief that the current Czech-African diplomatic relationships are weak. 
Bulletins are sent to relevant decision makers, i.e. members of Czech national Parliament and Czech representatives in European Parliament, Ministries' officials and key development experts, scholars and NGO representatives.

Jama – documentary
While visiting Kenya last year, Jan Pazderka from Czech Tv shot a documentary about the state of education in Kenya which was aired in April 17, 2017. During his stay he met Jama, a Kenyan student, who could not have pursue his studies without the financial support from Andrea Volfová, Czech humanitarian and development worker. The documentary explores the reality of many gifted Kenyan students, who do not have enough financial resources for their studies.

PIN has started the collaboration with new media house DVTv in Ukraine
In March, the young reporter Filip Horký visited PIN’s mission in Ukraine where he had a chance to see the everyday life under ongoing conflict. The war in Eastern Ukraine affects public services, power, water and food supplies and thus many people depend on humanitarian aid delivery.  DVTv broadcast five stories from the front line:

Czech TV in Indonesia: Environmental protection
In March, Barbora Šámalová from Czech Tv travelled to Indonesia, where she visited Czech scientists and Czech NGOs’ workers, who are trying to rescue endangered animals from extinction. Big companies are gaining land to cultivate the oil palms that are used to manufacture cheap oil. Despite the demonstrations and global outrage the production of palm oil is steadily rising in the world and the rain forests in Indonesia continue to be burnt.  

Czech TV in DRC and Rwanda: Women’s rights and development aid
In April, Czech Tv reporter Jakub Nettl visited Rwanda and DR Congo. The reportages from Rwanda focused on the issues of women equality and country economic and social development. In DR Congo, the reportage about PIN's development projects and current political situation were broadcast in main news. 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Campaign "Choose if You Believe in Myths" launched

A ten week Facebook campaign Choose if You Believe in Myths was launched today.
Every Monday, the campaign will bring one of ten most widespread myths on development and development cooperation and invite the Facebook users to share their opinion on them by joining an anonymous survey.    
The posts published the following days will try to fight the myths by bringing facts, data and arguments in form of infographics, short stories from the field, newspaper articles and videos.