The Media South Asia project promotes short attachments within South Asia to give associations and individuals a chance to improve their skills by practical first hand experience. These attachments have so far been concentrated in the fields of community radio and media monitoring and advocacy.


Twelve community radio practitioners attended a workshop in Kathmandu in December 2002 in preparation for a series of internships/attachments to two of Nepal's most successful local radio stations. This workshop was funded and arranged by MSA, with support from UNESCO and the CECI-Asia Media Support Network. Ian Pringle of UNESCO led the workshop, with support from Karen McHarg and CECI staff in Nepal, and made arrangements for the attachments with community radio stations at Madanpokhara and Butwal.


The Centre for Advocacy and Research in New Delhi was funded in 2003 to conduct workshops with interested organisations in India and Bangladesh. The director of CFAR, Akhila Sivadas, conducted workshops in Nasik for Abhivyakti and in Calcutta for Sanhita in January 2003. In March 2003, she conducted a workshop focussing on monitoring gender issues for the Bangladesh Centre for Development Journalism and Communication ( BCDJC) in Dhaka. Subsequently, Sazzad Hussain of the BCDJC, spent six weeks on attachment with CFAR in Delhi, funded by MSA.

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