Media in Africa: 20 years after the Windhoek declaration on press freedom


Date: March 18, 2013
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In 1991 the historic Windhoek Declaration gave rise to World Press Freedom Day. What has been the state of play for African media in the twenty years since then? The safety of journalists, gender-sensitive reporting and the role of the internet are among the topics discussed in this work. Throughout the previous years and since the enactment of the Windhoek declaration, the media has proved to be a valuable entity that has sparked a platform of developmental debates, exposed corruption and advocated for the fundamental rights of citizen on basic needs such as access to health facilities, education, food and sanitation. However, MISA confirms the belief that such roles can only be fully exercised once governments appreciates and pledges their support towards the work of the media in their respective countries.


ISBN: 9780868104744
Publisher: MISA
Year of Publication: 2011
Download : 14393_mia.pdf

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