WAN-IFRA Releases "Financially Viable Media" Report

Clare Boyle's picture
BY CLARE BOYLE
Program Coordinator

"Developing Financially Viable Media in Emerging Markets" is based on an unprecedented survey of more than 150 individual newspapers and media executives in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and on five in-depth country studies. The research investigates the relationships between media freedoms, financial sustainability of media in emerging markets, and international development support.

The report, released on Wednesday, June 8 to donor agencies and media development experts at a seminar at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, identifies the challenges and opportunities for independent media in achieving financial sustainability while maintaining editorial independence.  The new report can be found here.

A separate report on social investment in media, also presented June 8, can be found here. Both reports were produced in a strategic partnership between the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).