Tag Archives: Media Development

The woman putting all of Egypt on the map

01 Fatemah Case Study 1

Fatemah Farag, the founder and director of Welad Elbalad, during an editorial meeting.

When Welad Elbalad Media Services first launched in 2011 with a handful of hyper-local community news services across Egypt, its journalists grumbled about not being granted press cards because of restrictive laws dating back to the 1970s.

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Bereft of an outlet, Egyptian journalists band together

Sherif Case Study 1When the English-language newspaper Egypt Independent abruptly ceased publication on 16 April 2013 – purportedly for its unprofitability – 25 of its employees swiftly banded together to create their own publication.

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Cambodian Newspaper Moving Towards Financial Stability

09 Borom Case Study 2Six months after Borom Chea joined Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post in 2012, he was promoted from sales manger to head of an entire department with a staff of 30. Since then, the inner-workings of his department have changed dramatically to allow for a sharp uptick in sales, greater responsibility for all staff members, and more acknowledgment when achievements are made.

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Climbing the ranks: WIN launches in South Africa

04 Ingrid Case Study 1

Participants and staff of WIN South Africa.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision-making within their media companies.

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Zambian editor steering towards success

Emelda Case Study 1

WIN participants including Emelda Libanga pictured front row, center.

The Women In News programme addresses the critical issue of gender parity at the management level in the African media industry by equipping women media professionals with the skills, strategies and confidence to move to greater levels of decision- making within their media companies.

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‘Brothers from another mother': Southern African media companies paired for success

03 Vincent & Tikhala Case Study 1

Vincent Kahiya, editor-in-chief at Alpha Media Holdings in Zimbabwe.

Exploring a new angle on knowledge transfer, WAN-IFRA’s Executive Twinning Programme emphasizes the exchange of knowledge and creation of support systems between peers from similar markets facing familiar challenges. The programme promotes a south-south exchange that is rarely seen in the global media development context, and is driven by newspapers in emerging markets seeking to co-operate and learn from each other’s successes – and failures – to share best practice and guarantee a healthy business future.

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Managing a newsroom: A fine balance between consistency and creativity

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With a group of young journalists and editors in Cairo, I co-founded Mada Masr in June 2013, a product of crisis and precarity, as I often like to call it.

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