The Media for Informed Civic Engagement (MICE) project is a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is jointly implemented by Media Initiatives Center (MIC), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and Internews (USA) in partnership with the Yerevan Press Club (YPC) and the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC).
The goal of the five-year MICE project is to increase citizen access to independent and reliable sources of information about reforms that impact society, with an emphasis on reforms in decentralization, transparency and accountability, and social sector policy. The project also creates a demand for public awareness as a necessary mechanism for participation and involvement through improved quality of journalism and media literacy.
The MICE project works with selected media outlets across the country by training them to use modern tools for fact-checking and news-verification, to conduct quality investigations, to use innovative approaches in reporting, such as data visualization and data journalism, and to develop effective multimedia products.
It is anticipated that the media’s independent and reliable content produced in the framework of the MICE project will help increase the citizens’ participation and impact on reform processes in the country. This will be achieved through: