Communication Development Programme

The  Communication Development (CD) Programme aims to empower indigenous peoples in Asia to have greater knowledge of their rights and related issues and advocate for their rights, interest and welfare through various media. The programme focus on strengthening the media skills and capacity of indigenous media practitioners, rights activists and community members; building and strengthening Media Network for indigenous peoples; sharing indigenous peoples related information through various media platforms; and production of educational multi-media materials on indigenous peoples’ rights and issues for indigenous communities.

Call for Award Nominations: IVA Awards for Outstanding Reporting on Indigenous Peoples 2014

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) with funding support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is organizing the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Award for second successive year to salute the media professionals and practitioners who devoted their time, talent, and efforts to covering the real situations and issues of the indigenous peoples being engaged with print, radio, television, online and, documentary film. The 2014 IVA Awards is for media practitioners who have made outstanding reporting for (1) Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Visions and Practices of Sustainable Development and (2) Mainstreaming Local Struggles of the Indigenous Peoples.

Media, IPs from Asian countries visit Radyo Sagada

Indigenous peoples and media practitioners from five Asian countries visited Radyo Sagada, a community radio established by indigenous peoples in Sagada, Mt. Province. The visit to the community radio was part of a Skills Sharing and Exchange Activity held led by Asia Indigenous People’s Pact and Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP.) The activity is under the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Project. Dipta Chakma, regional project coordinator of IVA, said that the IVA Project aims to increase understanding of indigenous people’s issues through effective reporting and broadcasting, and to improve indigenous peoples’ access to information. “Through IVA ...

Asian indigenous peoples, media participate in the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) Skills Sharing Workshop

Quezon City, Philippines–Indigenous peoples, indigenous peoples rights activists and media practitioners from five countries in Asia gathered in Manila to share their skills and experiences in engaging with the media on indigenous peoples’ issues in the region. The Skills Sharing and Exchange Workshop was held in the University Hotel of the University of the Philippines Diliman from January 22-23. “Indigenous peoples across countries face the same problems of being under-reported or misrepresented in media. These are some of the reasons why we are raising the capacities and knowledge of the media and indigenous peoples to more effectively tell the stories ...

Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN) Conducts Skills Share Workshop for Indigenous Media Practitioners

Participants of the Skills Sharing Exchange with Mr. Alim (2nd from left, 2nd row), Frontline SMS Manager of Ruai TV.

Medan, Indonesia-“Empowering indigenous media practitioners, strengthening indigenous media network and replicating the experiences of indigenous media organizations from different countries”.  This was the theme of the skills-share workshop organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in collaboration with the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN)/ Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago conducted in North Sumatra, Indonesia last October 8-10, 2013. This workshop brought together seven indigenous media practitioners from Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand to share their experiences and expertise on community radio and media and how indigenous communities can use new media and other forms of communication tools ...

Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN)

Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN) was formed in July 2013 as a platform for promoting solidarity and cooperation among indigenous journalists, non-indigenous journalists and indigenous rights activists in advancing and defending media freedom, freedom of information, indigenous peoples’ rights and democracy in Asia. The network members include indigenous rights activists, indigenous media professionals and non-indigenous media professionals in Asia who support the aim of the network. IVAN is thereby a loose network of indigenous and non-indigenous individuals committed to make indigenous peoples of Asia more visible and have a louder voice in all forms of media in advancing their ...

‘Regional Networking Workshop & Developing Media Strategy for Indigenous Peoples’ held

Even as the Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) project aims to ensure that indigenous peoples in Asia have access to all forms of media as enshrined in Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a four-day ‘Regional Networking Workshop and Developing Indigenous Media Strategy’ was organized at Bangkok, Thailand from July 15-18 as part of the IVA Project. The workshop which was initiated by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), an organization of indigenous peoples’ movement in Asia, brought together Human Rights activists and journalists from several parts of Asia including India, Myanmar, Philippines, ...

Indigenous Voices in Asia

The Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) project is gaining momentum following an inception workshop from 8 to 10 May in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The project is driven by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) with partners from Nepal, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia and Laos. The project aims to enhance the capacity and reach of indigenous media, as well as improve the representation of indigenous peoples in mainstream media. It addresses Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).