No News is Bad News: Develop Africa

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-52957535-SP-DA
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

Africa is the only region in the world where countries are still producing enormous economic growth figures. In some cases this is balanced with some progress in the legal environment for Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression. In view of the economic growth in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and even Zimbabwe, one might expect a flourishing media landscape and an improved context for media and journalists to operate. This is unfortunately not the case. In recent years, the developing countries of Africa are beginning to note a backlash in this field with new laws stifling the development of a free secure and open Internet as well as repressive control and political manipulation of the media becoming more dominant factors in the decreasing trust of populations in the media. The media landscape is struggling to survive economically. Politically skewed media houses and lack of capacity results in lack of audience trust and coverage of the population. Media are not used to have vibrant connections with the public and civil society organisations advocating with, for and in the media are absent or weak. Governments cannot resist meddling in the media sector and regulatory frameworks are weak or abused for political gains. FPU will increase the capacity of legacy media, media watchdogs and civil society focusing on accountability journalism. The programme will increase mediaメs understanding and implications of data journalism, investigative skills and research capacity in order to improve its ability to serve as a platform for public advocacy participation and its ability to engage and challenge power brokers. Improving the legal and political environment for independent journalism is also an integral part of the programme.

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Sectors:
  • Media and free flow of information error
    Sector code:
    15153 - Media and free flow of information
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Funding
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Implementing
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Accountable

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
239,600 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Free Press Unlimited circle European Journalism Centre Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2017
239,600 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJan 01, 2017
254,300 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2017
493,900 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2017
593,828 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Free Press Unlimited circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2016
423,166 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle European Journalism Centre - for shared activities in Zimbabwe Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2016
170,662 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Free Press Unlimited Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2016

Budget

1,165,177 USD
593,828 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
493,900 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on May 01, 2017 09:00:49
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