Indigenous peoples in Asia are effectively participating in democratic and political process through the promotion and protection of their rights to have access to all forms of media without discrimination and to set up their own media in their languages as enshrined in Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
- Indigenous media professionals and rights activists are effectively reporting and broadcasting on indigenous issues through various media channels and use of multimedia form and innovative communication tools.
- National governments and regional mechanism provide greater access for indigenous media professionals and rights activists to information and right to communicate/media.
- Mainstream media reflect increased understanding and sensitivity to indigenous issues.
The Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) project was created in 2012 to facilitate realization of indigenous peoples’ rights to access all forms of media in South and South East Asian countries. The project strategy and activities plans were developed based on the findings, conclusions and recommendations of a research report titled “Indigenous Voices in Asia-Pacific” published by the United Nations Development Programme in 2012, as well as research, presentations and discussions during face-to-face meetings of project partners and the Indigenous Voices in Asia Network in 2013.
Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand