Around the world we observe a contestation of the civic space. Fundamental freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly are repeatedly challenged. The scope for civil society to operate and engage in policy processes without fear of official disapproval, violence or judicial pursuit has narrowed.
This guidance sheet frames the issue and formulates responses at different levels.
The Media Viability Indicators (MVIs) provide a foundation for understanding the environment in which news media organizations are operating, so media development efforts can be prioritized and potential synergies identified. They are a first approach to systematically look at the key dimensions relevant to news media viability across the globe, while helping to create a common language among the various stakeholders.
This categorization and assessment framework provides a necessary first step towards understanding and addressing news media viability in different socio-economic and political environments. MVI assessments make it possible for different stakeholders to try out new, informed approaches and ways, and thereby getting a step closer to solving what is most likely the biggest challenge for modern information ecosystems.
The Accountable Journalism database compiles international codes of media ethics from around the world and is the largest resource of its kind.
What is LED?
Synthesis of the e-discussion
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Result-oriented policy dialogue (PD) aims at a conducive environment to maximize the impact of development and humanitarian cooperation. Based on staff experience, the present document should insist to induce behavioural change at population, institutional and policy level.
A guide to SDC's approach to governance
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Gender Network documents related to the learning journey collaboration between the two networks.