No News Is Bad News: Mali

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-52957535-2-ML-SP-16
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

Lack of professionalism is probably the most significant challenge facing the media sector in Mali. Media is susceptible to coercion and bribery, which compromises the quality of their content. Most training is received through short-term donor-supported workshops designed to provide basic journalism training that often does not fundamentally change journalists' attitude. The crisis in 2012 led to serious deterioration of press freedom conditions in the country. Several media organizations, particularly those in the north of the country, were vandalized or closed down mainly by the rebel groups that took over the territory. Journalists were subjected to various forms of attacks and intimidation. After the March 2012 coup, a number of journalists, particularly newspaper editors, were arrested, detained, and abused by security officials in Bamako. The crisis did not only affect access to information, but also had negative impact on information quality. One of the underlying causes of the crisis is that the poor quality of government services resulted in the fact that for many Malians the state lost relevance. In addition exclusion based on cast, ethnic group, class, gender and age further deteriorates the population's indifference towards state institutions. Media and civil society organizations were not capable to foster transparency of the decision-making process. Downward accountability of the media towards these marginalized groups has been low. Women remain a minority in the media and the main subjects covered are mostly of concern to men. Female reporters typically fulfill roles as animators (hosts) or news readers, and very few occupy editorial or management positions. Since women do not have a say in editorial decision-making in most organizations, there is significant inequality in the representation of their voices.

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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 Accountable
URTEL (Union des Radios et Televisions Libres du Mali) National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
74,820 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
173,945 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
185,445 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2020
224,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeJan 01, 2020
178,045 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
96,886 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2019
88,477 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2019
278,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2019
159,512 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
155,121 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2018
118,842 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2018
146,790 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2017
126,513 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
139,425 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2017
260,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2017
135,092 EUR (Valued at Mar 31, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2016
50,382 EUR (Valued at Mar 31, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeSep 30, 2016
52,895 EUR (Valued at Apr 01, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeSep 30, 2016
193,440 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Free Press Unlimited circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2016

Budget

483,984 USD
193,440 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
260,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 29, 2021 18:27:11
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