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The Untapped Potential of Regional Cooperation for Media Reform in Southern Africa

The Untapped Potential of Regional Cooperation for Media Reform in Southern Africa

Author: 
Herman Wasserman
Publication Date
Monday, March 1, 2021
Affiliation: 

University of Cape Town

"Regional approaches - where advocates from different countries come together to create platforms for collective action rooted in local demands - can be a successful way to address the myriad challenges faced by independent news media in Southern Africa."

At a time of growing challenges to the media sector, this report looks at regional cooperation as a tool for dealing with the complex and highly fragmented media sector reform agenda in Southern Africa. Published by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), it examines lessons learned from previous collaborative efforts in the region and the potential benefits of and challenges to this approach to media development. The report also identifies a set of best practices and makes a series of recommendations about how such cooperation can be structured.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.cima.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CIMA_Southern-Africa-Report_web_150ppi.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 32-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
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CIMA website on April 9 2021. Image credit: ©blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo

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