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Jocelyn Grange

Consultant at EM Consulting

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17 years professional experience, through long-term and short-term assignments, as Media Practitioner (Journalist for print and broadcasting media and Trainer for Journalists), as well as Media Analyst and Advisor for EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOMs), EU Election Follow up Mission (EU EFMs) and EU Election Technical Assistance (EC FWC).

7 years specific professional experience in the field of media-related electoral framework: Monitoring and/or assessing media landscapes; legal framework for media; media environment and media access to information; regulations and print/airtime distribution formula to ensure equal/equitable/unbiased coverage of election contestants by public and private media; systems and procedures to address breaches of electoral regulation by media and performance of media regulatory bodies during election periods.

Pioneered EU Follow-Up Mission (EU EFM) methodology (Served on the first EU EFM/Malawi 2012): analysing pertinence of EOM recommendations against changing media environment; organising and moderating media and election stakeholder roundtables, building points of consensus, and following up on implementation of roundtable output, in line with EOM recommendations.

Extensive experience in implementing USAID/EC/UN-funded election-related media support programs in developing and post-conflict countries: Designing/preparing/delivering training programs to journalists (ethics, election coverage, impartial reporting), media outlets (newsroom preparation, financing election coverage through MoU with EMBs and political parties) and election monitoring bodies (monitoring of media coverage using quantitative/qualitative analysis)

Wrote the Handbook for Journalist during Elections for Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and contributed to USAID-funded coaching manuals for support to media and media organisations during election periods.

Long standing familiarity with the Compendium of International Standards for Elections and impeccable command of International, Regional, and Sub-regional Obligations and Commitments on Freedom of Media and Press, as compiled in the Compendium.