THE STATE OF MEDIA IN AFRICA: PROGRESS FOR PRESS FREEDOM?

African journalists don’t have it easy, and the continuing assaults on press freedom across the continent are cause for concern. But not enough focus has been given to the real progress that journalists have made in Africa, often due to remarkable courage, persistence and creativity. The upcoming CIMA conference this week is intended to address this gap.

World Press Freedom Day: JOURNALISM ON THE OFFENSIVE IN AFRICA

Please join us as we kick off World Press Freedom Day by bringing together some of the leading independent journalists in Africa to highlight their resistance against repressive governments throughout the continent. This daylong event will feature panels on digital media, investigative journalism, and the international community’s role on the continent. It will conclude with the premiere of a film produced by the Nairobi-based InformAction, entitled Guidebook to Impunity, and a networking reception sponsored by Freedom House and the Open Society Foundations.

GCCS 2015: Our campaign on Cyber Surveillance

In the run-up to the GCCS 2015 Conference in The Hague, CIMA and Radio Netherlands Worldwide are jointly producing a series of personal stories from journalists about the impact of cyber surveillance on their work. You can also check out the latest conversation on Twitter by checking out our #GCCS2015 twitter feed.

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What is Media Development?

The term “media development” refers to evolution and change in the fields of news media and communications. This evolution can be stimulated by donor support, private investment, or indigenous processes of change led by media owners, managers, journalists, or other players such as media industry associations, or other collective efforts.

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Press Freedom Scores

Mali

For many years, Mali was seen as an exception in a region blighted by restrictive media policies. However, recent political instability and civil conflict have degraded the media environment. (All scores are adjusted to a 1-100 scale)

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