Media South Asia

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The Media South Asia project "was set up in November 1997 under the auspices of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK and with the support of the Ford Foundation. It moved to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University in June 2007. Professor James Manor has been the project’s academic advisor throughout this period. William Crawley and David Page are Co-Directors of the project.

"Media South Asia was marked from the beginning by close collaboration between broadcasters, programme makers, researchers, academics and journalists from five south Asian countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal...

"During this phase, the Media South Asia project became part of an informal network of organisations with a commitment to pursuing public interest issues in the field of broadcasting. These include the Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), Voices , The Hoot, Panos South Asia , Himal Association, Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), Television Trust for Education Asia - Pacific (TVEAP) , Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC), Proshika (Bangladesh),Uks (Pakistan), Aurat Foundation and a number of other civil society organisations, broadcasters and Institutes of media learning." [1]



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  1. About, Media South Asia, accessed March 17, 2008.