Media Matters in West Africa

This special issue of West Africa Insight offers reflections on the challenges facing the media industry and offers some initial thoughts and reflections about how they might be overcome.

Mercy Abang looks at models available to media houses in Nigeria that can allow them to develop more sustainable and less dependent business models without compromising on the independence and quality of the output. Drawing on research from Northern Ghana Yahaya Masahudu highlights the critical importance of indigenous language radio to information flows and development in the region. Arguing that greater investment is needed to support this vital communication tool.

Finally Leanne de Bassompierre looks at recent efforts to advance fact-checking initiatives in Sierra Leone, highlighting the important role than they can play in countering the growing prevalence of fake news in the country.

Idayat Hassan
CDD West Africa

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to visit this page, you accept our use of cookies.