MFDA: Creating Systems of Media Accountability

The Media for Democracy programme is supporting an initiative to establish self-regulatory media observatories, which aim at creating well-respected, independent and efficient systems of media accountability while promoting freedom of information and the necessary working conditions for an ethical journalism.

The IFJ and its project partner GRET (Groupe de Recherche et d'Echanges Technologiques) have impulsed a strategic support for the development of pilot structures within the African media (Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Benin). The MFD programme organised the diffusion of lessons learnt and experiences, which are currently spreading accross the continent. The particular experience gained by the media observatory in Ivory Coast (OLPED), the first self-regulatory body created in Africa, has been capitalised within a publication available by clicking on the link below:

OLPED, A Pioneer in Media Self Regulation in Africa. Report November 2001

A report on the evaluation of the overall programme is available here (in French only).


Senegal - Conseil pour le Respect de l'Ethique et de la Déontologie dans les médias

Contact person: Kader Diop

E-mail: [email protected]

Ghana - Ethics Committee of the Ghana Journalists Association

Contact person: Bright Blewu

E-mail: [email protected]

Mali - maison de la presse

Contact person : Ibrahima Labass KEÏTA

E-mail: [email protected]

Benin - Observatoire de la Déontologie et de l'éthique dans les médias

Contact person : Edouard Loko

E-mail: [email protected]