Media Development and the Open Government Partnership: Can Improved Policy Dialogue Spur Media Reforms?

This report maps the entry points for media reformers in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) process, and highlights a series of recommendations for how take advantage of these entry points.

It looks in particular at the structures of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which in its 2016 Paris Declaration characterized the media as a “crucial force for transparency and accountability.” In an era of democratic backsliding and declining public trust in institutions of all kinds, the need for pluralistic, independent, and high-quality news media has never been more important.

Author: Paul Rothman

Year Country Author Type
2019 Global Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) policy recommendations
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1, Intermediate Outcome 2 accountability, advocacy Download/link

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