Interventions

The table below provides an overview of the interventions by local African partner organisations that the consortium members support as part of the COVID-19 Response in Africa project.

Partner organisationMissionConsortium memberCountrySummary of intervention
Cellule Norbert Zongo (CENOZO)A network of more than 50 West African investigative journalists, promoting cross-border investigations in West Africa with the aim of fighting against corruption, organised human rights violations and terrorism, and promoting good governanceFree Press UnlimitedBurkina FasoRead more
Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud-Kivu (AFEM)Non-profit organisation that promotes gender equality and women's rights through the media in South Kivu (DRC)Free Press UnlimitedDRCRead more
Collectif des Radios et Télévisions Communautaires du Nord-Kivu (CORACON)Non-profit organisation that promotes and supports community radio and television in North Kivu (DRC)Free Press UnlimitedDRCRead more
Fédération des Radios de Proximité du Congo (FRPC)Federation of 11 provincial associations of local radio stations, with the mission to support the capacity of these radio stations to serve their audiences and to stimulate interest in community radioFree Press UnlimitedDRCRead more
Seba Dereja Media and CommunicationsDigital media company (and publisher of Addis Zeybe) grounded in two thematic areas (urbanisation and professionalism), committed to both the dissemination of accurate and independent news as well as the enriching of journalism in the Ethiopian contextFree Press UnlimitedEthiopiaRead more
Participatory Communication for Gender Development (PAGED)Non-profit organisation on a mission to foster inclusiveness and equity in every aspect of life in Nigeria, promote participatory communication in society by ensuring that marginalised groups are understood and empowered and that women and men are encouraged to work together towards achieving parity for allFree Press UnlimitedNigeriaRead more
Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)Non-profit organisation focused on promoting investigative reporting as a tool for achieving accountable governance in Nigeria, aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures, and human rights abuses with investigative journalismFree Press UnlimitedNigeriaRead more
GroundUpNews agency dedicated to reporting news that is in the public interest, with an emphasis on the human rights of vulnerable communitiesFree Press UnlimitedSouth AfricaRead more
Vuselela MediaNon-profit youth development agency, aimed at improving the lives of young people in Southern Africa, especially those in marginalised and disadvantaged communities, through media skills development and youth leadership programmes Free Press UnlimitedSouth AfricaRead more
AmalnaNon-profit organisation aimed at empowering and strengthening the youth, women, children and the citizenry through edutainment, information and communication toolsFree Press UnlimitedSouth SudanRead more
Radio DabangaShortwave radio station in exile which serves Sudan with daily reports on the latest political, economic and social informationFree Press UnlimitedSudanRead more
Réseau d'Initiatives de Journalistes (RIJ)Network of 300 journalists working with 50 community radios all over Burkina FasoDeutsche Welle AkademieBurkina FasoRead more
Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN)Association of community radio stations and initiatives in Ghana, focusing on marginalised communities and reaching out to citizens with no digital devices in 16 languagesDeutsche Welle AkademieGhanaRead more
Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)Regional organisation that is promoting media development and the freedom of expression in West Africa, reaching out to 2,6 million citizens across 17 regionsDeutsche Welle AkademieGhanaRead more
Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)Community association of Kenyan bloggers and content creators that promotes online content creation and free expression in Kenya, with branches in rural areas as wellDeutsche Welle AkademieKenyaRead more
Africa Check Kenya ChapterNetwork of fact-checking organisations working with national as well as local media in different parts of Kenya, reaching especially poorer social strata and womenDeutsche Welle AkademieKenyaRead more
Fédération des Radios Communautaires et Assimilées du Bénin (FERCAB)Network of 39 community radios, broadcasting in more than 20 languages, working for the promotion and defense of the right to information, especially in rural and peri-urban areasFondation HirondelleBeninRead more
Centre d’Education pour une Société Durable (Centre ESD)Non-profit organisation focused on providing civic education and human rights awareness among young people; its news platform Observateur Citoyen covers issues around governance, social cohesion and justiceFondation HirondelleCôte d'IvoireRead more
Union des Radios de Proximité de Côte d'Ivoire (URPCI)Association of 50 community radio stations which produce, share and broadcast content across the country via Radio Synergie - a platform allowing radios to share and connect with each otherFondation HirondelleCôte d'IvoireRead more
Association des Journalistes Scientifiques de Guinée (AJSG)Professional NGO created to bring together all journalists who are interested in scientific news (health, environment, agriculture, livestock, new technology)Fondation HirondelleGuineaRead more
Radio Rurale de GuinéeNetwork of 34 local local rural community radios aiming to inform and educate audiences in rural areas of GuineaFondation HirondelleGuineaRead more
Union des Radios Associatives et Communautaires du Sénégal (URAC)Network of 102 community radios reaching 14 regions of Senegal, broadcasting in all of the country's languagesFondation HirondelleSenegalRead more
Radiodiffusion Television Senegalaise (RTS)Senegalese public broadcasting company, which operates multiple national and regional FM radio stations, as well as two nationwide television channelsFondation HirondelleSenegalRead more