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Impact on Covid 19 on media sustainability report now available!

Impact of Covid 19 on media sustainability, Southern Africa, media
10 Nov, 2021
This report focused on the Southern African region and more specifically countries like Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho and Tanzania.

We are happy to release a report on the Impact of Covid 19 on media sustainability in Southern Africa.

The focus of the research was to:
i. Highlight the background circumstances in which the media has been operating in prior to Covid 19, which include the challenges relating to print media vis-à-vis digital content creation, citizen journalism etc.
ii. Analyse the impact of Covid 19 on the media industry including a focus on the capacity of media houses to generate content when nations are on lockdown, distribution channels for such products, the capacity of consumers to pay for media services among other aspects.
iii. Assess the correlation between the impact of Covid 19 on media and the exercise of rights like media freedom, access to information and freedom of expression.
iv. Provide recommendations on how media sustainability and viability can be maintained or improved in the circumstances including the roles that different stakeholders can play including government, civil society organisations and media houses.

This report focused on the Southern African region and more specifically countries like Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho and Tanzania.

A copy of the Impact on Covid 19 on media sustainability report is available for download in the MISA resource centre.

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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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