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Strengthening Independent Media, One Case at a Time: A Handbook for Media Vability; Preview of a Forthcoming IPDC Knowledge Resource
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2021 | 8 p.
Corporate author: 
Asia and the Pacific
Latin America and the Caribbean

“Strengthening Independent Media, One Case at a Time: A Handbook for Media Viability” will include case studies of innovative ideas from a wide variety of news media companies, mostly in the developing world, that are succeeding in difficult times and have lessons to share with others who are struggling. The handbook project was announced during the 65th meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
This brochure includes highlights of some of the cases to be included, from community media in South Africa to a pure-play digital success in Indonesia, to a fact-checking network in Brazil to a covid response in Pakistan, and much more. The Handbook will be published in September 2021 and will be available for free on the website of the IPDC.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Posters, infographics, flyers
Media and Information Literacy
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


Mass media; News media; Journalism; Freedom of the press