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Postby RBD » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:01 pm

An ad in today's Cambodia Daily indicates that the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs is seeking, through the Asia Foundation, a consultant for 12 days work at a cost of $5,000 (....) to produce a manual 'that can be used anywhere should there be an interest' (.....) documenting how to "monitor TV channels and record incidents of IPV (emotional, sexual, physical....Intimate Partner Violence"

Aid was provided to Cambodia in the late 80's/90's to feed and clothe hungry children - now it is being used to teach people how to watch TV....

Also what priorities does the Australian Government show when it leaves refugees (including children) to rot on Nauru due to a lack of funds but yet has funds to teach Cambodians ('should there be an interest') how to watch TV????????
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Re: Lunacy

Postby violet » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:12 pm

i don't get it

how are the two connected? (monitoring TV channels and recording incidents of iPV)
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Re: Lunacy

Postby Mèo Đen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:31 pm

violet wrote:i don't get it

how are the two connected? (monitoring TV channels and recording incidents of iPV)


I presume it relates to examining the prevalence of IPV that occurs on TV channels.

Violence against women is one of Australia’s most significant public health problems. It refers to acts of gender-based violence that cause or have the potential to cause physical, sexual, emotional, mental and/or economic harm.

Evidence-based primary prevention of violence against women is a new and emerging field but there are promising strategies for prevention. This evidence highlights the importance of challenging cultural and social norms that condone, tolerate or excuse violence against women. It is within this context that the news and information media – a dominant force in shaping the discourse on matters of public importance – is seen to play a crucial role.

Media representations of violence against women and their children:State of knowledge paper
https://www.ourwatch.org.au/getmedia/339a9055-16fb-4d57-8cb3-3d2a2f9c5fa1/Media-representations-of-violence-against-women-state-knowledge-paper.pdf.aspx
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Re: Lunacy

Postby Alexandra » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Commercials on TV are so good they make you slap your wife.

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Re: Lunacy

Postby Mèo Đen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:41 pm

Alexandra wrote:Commercials on TV are so good they make you slap your wife.

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It's trying to prevent this :lol:

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Postby Alexandra » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:49 pm

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Postby Gin&Tonic » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:53 pm

Our watch is hardly a respected source. Feminazi central used to create a problem and exploit for full financial potential.

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Postby Mèo Đen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Gin&Tonic wrote:Our watch is hardly a respected source. Feminazi central used to create a problem and exploit for full financial potential.

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That resource was posted as background and information to answer Violets question, which I think it does. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are supporting the Cambodian Department of Womens Affairs to help reduce violence towards women. The organisation doing the work on prevention of intimate partner violence is the Asia Foundation http://asiafoundation.org/ They use a number of strategies to attempt to achieve their objective. One of which is Reduce TV content that condones violence against women, through strategies including media programming research......and violence in media monitoring.

They are asking for someone to:
Document the media monitoring process and to draft a user friendly media monitoring guideline/manual - a "how to implement a media monitoring system" approach.

Seems ok to me. Who AusAid supports depends on the focus of the government in power. When I was working with AusAid in the 90's here the focus was on strengthening health service capacity. When Keating was in power I was involved with Aboriginal Health. That was the focus. When Tony Abbott was in power it was all about stop the boats :grin: For the record I had nothing to do with that :grin:
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Re: Re:

Postby salvajeuno » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:51 pm

Mèo Đen wrote:They [ Asia Foundation ] are asking for someone to:
Document the media monitoring process and to draft a user friendly media monitoring guideline/manual - a "how to implement a media monitoring system" approach.


Could you provide a link to this ad? I've search CD and Asia Foundation and can only find a reference from 2016 on IPV. Thanks.
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Postby Mèo Đen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:18 pm

salvajeuno wrote:
Mèo Đen wrote:They [ Asia Foundation ] are asking for someone to:
Document the media monitoring process and to draft a user friendly media monitoring guideline/manual - a "how to implement a media monitoring system" approach.


Could you provide a link to this ad? I've search CD and Asia Foundation and can only find a reference from 2016 on IPV. Thanks.


The advert is in today's Cambodia Daily Thursday February 16 on page 11, bottom right. The advert is Documentation of the media monitoring process and production of a Manual. Full terms of reference can be obtained from [email protected]

Research Reveals Cambodian Television Rife with Depictions of Violence Against Women
November 30, 2016 By Seila Sar

Earlier this year, The Asia Foundation conducted media monitoring research to examine VAW occurrences in the five largest national broadcasters in Cambodia: Bayon, CTN, Hang Meas, MyTV, and TV5 which, together, account for almost 80 percent of total viewership. The first six months into the research revealed that, across all the five channels monitored, 33 percent of aired programs from March to August 2016 contained scenes depicting VAW—either physical, sexual, or emotional. And, the research revealed that almost half of the drama programs aired on the five channels contained scenes depicting VAW.
http://asiafoundation.org/2016/11/30/research-reveals-cambodian-television-rife-depictions-violence-women/
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Re: Lunacy

Postby salvajeuno » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:45 pm

^^ Thanks again.

When I was working with AusAid in the 90's here the focus was on strengthening health service capacity. When Keating was in power I was involved with Aboriginal Health. That was the focus. When Tony Abbott was in power it was all about stop the boats :grin: For the record I had nothing to do with that :grin:


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Re: Lunacy

Postby Edwardo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:30 pm

$5000 for observing Flying Chicken's home life for 12 days? No deal.
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Re: Re:

Postby RBD » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Mèo Đen wrote:
Seems ok to me. Who AusAid supports depends on the focus of the government in power. When I was working with AusAid in the 90's here the focus was on strengthening health service capacity. When Keating was in power I was involved with Aboriginal Health. That was the focus. When Tony Abbott was in power it was all about stop the boats :grin: For the record I had nothing to do with that :grin:


Yeah that kind of typifies Australia's aid programme. Assume we have limited funds - shall we:

- resettle stateless and homeless kids; or
- pay an international consultant to write a manual 'that can be used anywhere should there be an interest' instructing people how to monitor TV?

Assuming Cambodians to be the most stupid people on earth and need foreigner write a manual to tell them how to watch TV, Australia chooses the latter. I see why the Aboriginals have decided that the only way they can live in present-day Australia is by getting bollox-eyed drunk all day every day.
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