Mozaik began training its first group of radio journalists from Ivory Coast in
May 2014. Students learn the principles and techniques of professional
journalism and are encouraged to practice their craft with passion and a
positive vision for a pluralistic society. The course work specifically
addresses the question of the constructive role journalism can play in
processes of peace and reconciliation. Every feature, discussion, and interview
produced in the school’s studio is broadcast via its partner network of forty
radio stations nationwide. The programs are available for the partner radio stations via the project´s website (www.studiomozaik.org). In this critical time after Ivory Coast’s civil war,
the radio medium can make a major contribution to reconciliation and
democratization. Thorough, practice-oriented training for aspiring journalists
was previously unavailable. Studio Mozaik is helping to close that gap. > read more about the opening of the school
The Fondation Dr. Peter Graze, headed by the radio journalist Souleymane Oulai, implements the project on site with support from the Swiss-based Hirondelle Foundation, which has established several radio stations in Africa to date.
The project receives financial support from the European Union. The project is also funded by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with means of the German Federal Foreign Office and from IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).