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Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

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worldbankbookThe World Bank's Communication for Governance & Accountability Program (CommGAP) has published "Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance: A How-To Guide".

The publication lays out "a design framework for supporting independent media as part of a good governance agenda" and notes: "Recent discourse has highlighted the crucial role of independent media in underpinning good governance, and many organizations are increasingly interested in supporting independent media programs. At the same time, while many use the media to communicate development messages, fewer are knowledgeable about how to strengthen the media sector itself as an institution of accountability."

The toolkit is based on the experience of media development and governance experts.

It can be ordered at or read online.