Project Statistics 2015
Last year CAMECO received and processed 376 projects. These can be divided up into the following categories.
As in past years, the dominant medium continues to be radio with 41% of all applications received. The share of projects related to print media (newspapers, periodicals, book publishing and printing presses) is 16%. TV and video projects accounted for 14% of the applications received.
In all, 24% of the projects are categorised under "communication in general", which includes all projects not focusing on a specific media, such as communication and press offices, traditional means of communication, cross-media initiatives, as well as information services or General media studies. 5% of the projects dealt explicitly with online communications. More of our partners use online communications but did not request specific support for this complementary activity. Accordingly, this was also not recorded in our statistics.
Geographical Origin of the projects received in 2015:
Since its foundation in 1970 CAMECO assessed approximately 20,160 media projects. Tremendous changes have taken place in the world of media since then. These changes have also had a strong influence on the work of our partners and the media activities of the Church in general. For a long time, CAMECO received predominantly print sector projects (newspapers, periodicals, book publishing, printing presses). Since the 1990s the electronic media, especially radio, have become much more important.
Technical innovations and decreasing prices for digital equipment have also encouraged a growing number of video initiatives, whereas audio-visual group media (audio-cassettes, slide presentations etc.) still play a role as media for education and pastoral work in only a few Asian and African countries.
Another trend is the increasing demand for training due to a rising awareness of the importance of staff qualifications. This is especially evident in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe.
Currently almost half of the projects are submitted directly by project holders in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Pacific region, while the other half comes from donors, dioceses or mission procurement offices of religious congregations.