Echo COE

Echo COE

Date: July 1, 2013
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Fact file
Country Botswana
Media House Echo
Baseline score 49
Latest score 58
Proportion of women sources 22%
Gender Policy Yes
Joined the COE programme 9 August 2011
Summit No

Echo newspaper is a private newspaper which started publishing in July 2005.The newspapers proprietors are Dikgang publishers. It is a weekly newspaper which comes out on Thursday. Its news gathering is confined to Gaborone and surrounding areas only. The media house argues that it is Botswana’s fastest growing newspaper brand with a fresh new take on traditional beats such as sports, politics, economics as well as entertainment.

It has a print order of 15 000 copies. Read Institutional profile


COE Report card
Stage Description Date Outputs
I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 12 May 2011 MOU
II Situational analysis 12 November 2012 Report
III Inception workshop 10 February 2012 Report
IV Policy drafting 10 February 2012 Draft Gender Policy
V Adoption
VI Opinion and commentary
VII Understanding the context
Media Management and editing
Constitutional and legal rights and governance
Climate change and sustainable development
Education and training
Productive resources, employment and economic resources
Gender Based Violence 20 October 2012 GBV Report
Health and HIV and AIDS
Peace building
VIII Self monitoring May 2013
IX External monitoring and evaluation February 2013 Institutional profile
X Summit 20 March 2013 Summit report



Download : Echo MOU
Download : Draft Gender Policy
Download : The Echo Institutional profile

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