Media Funding and Sustainabilty

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The Global Forum for Media Development discusses how funding can be accessed and distributed to various stakeholders.

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Media Funding and Sustainabilty

  1. 1. Africa Forum for Media Development Highway Africa September 7
  2. 2. <ul><li>Support directly to media outlets (print, on-line, broadcast), whether state, public, private, community, non-profit; </li></ul><ul><li>Support to create systems of media regulation and control conducive to freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity; </li></ul><ul><li>Support to build professional capacity within media (training etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Support to supporting institutions that underpin media freedom, independence, pluralism and diversity: media monitoring, advocacy groups, self-regulatory bodies etc; </li></ul><ul><li>Support to technical infrastructure. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There’s not enough of it; </li></ul><ul><li>Too few donors (government and foundations) are engaged; </li></ul><ul><li>A large percentage goes to training; </li></ul><ul><li>There is not that much support going directly to media outlets; </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough flexible funding; </li></ul><ul><li>Too short term; </li></ul><ul><li>Media development is not recognised as a sector in its own right and subsumed under other headings (governance, communication and PR, foreign policy objectives). </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>It’s overrated; </li></ul><ul><li>Difference whether support is given to help build an enabling environment or directly to a commercial media with a business plan; </li></ul><ul><li>But: </li></ul><ul><li>We need to make the case for qualitative (not just quantitative) data. </li></ul><ul><li>We need more research and assessment capacity; </li></ul><ul><li>We need to make the case for long-term evaluation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Make the case for media development: </li></ul><ul><li>Media development is NOT a means to an end but an end in itself; </li></ul><ul><li>Free, independent, pluralistic, inclusive media are essential to democracy and to human development; </li></ul><ul><li>Media development is its own sector; </li></ul><ul><li>Media development needs more support; </li></ul><ul><li>We need to work more closely together; </li></ul><ul><li>We need to engage better with civil society. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bettina Peters </li></ul><ul><li>GFMD Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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