New CATIA report: “Absent voices, missed opportunity: the media’s silence on ICT policy issues in six African countries”

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By Highway Africa

GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 April 2005

“Journalists in the six countries surveyed for this report are lucky to enjoy conditions of media freedom in greater or lesser degrees. But what this study shows is little sign of media deepening its democratic role by becoming a vital link in the processes of public policy with regard to the African Information Society,” says Guy Berger in his preface to a new research report just published. The report evaluates the nature of ICT policy coverage in policy-influential media in Kenya, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Senegal.

Full article at http://rights.apc.org/documents/absentvoices.pdf

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