Engagement: 750 journalists trained
Expression: 50 media channels operational
Major donors: CIDA, DANIDA, DfiD, Dutch Foreign Ministry, Hewlett Foundation, Omidyar Network, SIDA, SNV, World Bank
- In a number of countries in Africa and West Asia, Hivos-managed funds contributed to better training of journalists and better quality media, resulting amongst other things in bringing more corruption cases to light.
- In 2012, Hivos partner organisations such as the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan and MidEastYouth contributed to the increased access to information of exiled media and participative media formats that give citizens a voice in Iran, Iraq and Syria.
- Thanks to the training given to (citizen) journalists by Hivos partners in Africa and West Asia, the diversity and quality of information and news have greatly increased.
- Hivos media initiatives (funds) in Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia have contributed to an increase in the number of independent media channels.