Project ID 2210634022

South Asia has a diverse and vibrant media landscape. Community radio has also been steadily growing in India. However, during the past two years governments in the region have seen restrictive social media and media regulatory regimes which lead to self censorship and are detrimental to freedom of expression and media diversity. This has created unfavorable conditions for media pluralism and gender inclusiveness as well. Furthermore, challenges such as increasing online abuse, and hate speech specifically against women are also adversely affecting gender representation, inclusion and pluralism in media. Proposed activities aim at engaging journalists and academia to effectively address hate speech with particular attention to gender, and related policies.

  • On-going

USD 25,000

Total Project Budget

USD 16,143

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Communication and information Contribution to Regular Budget 25,000 16,143

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI3 - Member States and media institutions enabled to strengthen media development and media pluralism, including through the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 30%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Small Island Developing States | 25%