from this report that while gains are celebrated, serious challenges remain or are
emerging across Sub-Saharan Africa, even though some countries are doing much
better than others in terms of media freedom and freedom of expression, which are
necessary ingredients for democracy.
We strongly believe this trends analysis will be helpful for all stakeholders, including
journalists, academics, civil society organisations, lawmakers and governments who
wish to draw lessons from other African countries and juxtapose them with lessons
from home to improve their media landscapes. I hope this publication will find its
way into the hands of change champions who will use it to bring about the change
desired by citizens.
I wish you happy reading.
Freya Gruenhagen
Director, fesmedia Africa

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