Southern Africa Good Governance and Media Development Programme

This programme, which ran from 2003 to 2008, centred on four countries in southern Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Its goal was to contribute to the development of good governance, the rule of law and the resolution of conflict as part of the democratisation process in southern Africa. By using local journalists to produce articles, and republishing the work regionally, the project aimed to increase levels of information on key governance issues in the region, to strengthen accurate and responsible journalism; to increase the coverage of human rights issues; and to promote civil society as a pillar of development. .

Target Group and Beneficiaries

  • Local journalists based across the region.
  • NGOs and media organisations based in the region.
  • Human rights workers and civil society organisations.
  • The region’s general population will gain access to objective and reliable information.
  • An expert international audience of journalists, academics, activists and diplomats.