Tag Archives: Africa

Media Barometer reports for Africa, Asia and Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung)

German Foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has regularly conducted one of the widest assessments of African media environments (and now Asia and Europe), using their Barometer methodology:

Every two to three years a panel of 10 to 12 local experts, consisting of … Read more


London Somalia Conference May 2013

Somalia Conference: promises of action on media freedom, safety of journalists

“We agreed on the important role a free and independent media should play in Somalia, and welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalists, and to promote press freedom.” (Somalia … Read more


New on mediapolicy – AfriMAP reports

Over the past couple of days, we’ve added a new section making it easier for you to access the work of our colleagues in the AfriMAP project. As with the Mapping Digital Media section, you can now also read AfriMAP … Read more


The promise of participatory media in Africa

In this report, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism explores the changing ways in which citizens are chipping away the power of authoritarian regimes in Africa, including Egypt, through the use of online participatory media.

Ethiopian journalist and political … Read more


Africa’s media landscape 20 years after Windhoek

Guest post by Guy Berger, Rhodes University, South Africa

It’s the 20th anniversary year of the Windhoek Declaration on press freedom, the event that gave rise to World Press Freedom Day. According to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, speaking in Washington on … Read more