DC-Sustainability launches inaugural annual report
5. November 2020|
5. November 2020|
After nearly a year since the launch of the Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media Sustainability (DC-Sustainability), today marks the release of our inaugural annual report. The launch represents the culmination of our engagement in the 2020 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with the DC-Sustainability session, and comes at a time when journalism and news media around the world are under serious threat.
You can access the report here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply exacerbated existing challenges to journalism and news media sustainability, and also posed an unexpected challenge to the DC-Sustainability’s action plan that was created after IGF 2019. Despite these challenges, however, we were able to fulfill our goal of creating our first annual report. This document represents concerted multi-stakeholder effort to produce case studies and feature analyses that examine the intersections among journalism and news media sustainability, Internet governance, and digital policy.
Edited by the DC-Sustainability’s co-coordinators, Daniel O’Maley (Center for International Media Assistance – CIMA), Hesbon Hansen Owilla (Aga Khan University, Kenya), and Courtney C. Radsch (Committee to Protect Journalists – CPJ), it features six cases studies and analyses along with an introduction by the co-coordinators and a preface by Preface by Anriette Esterhuysen, the chair of the IGF’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
The contents of the report includes:
In addition to the annual report, we also submitted a substantive paper to the Dynamic Coalition Main Session.
We cannot thank enough the people who made this possible, including our contributors, the co-coordinators, Daniel, Malak Monir, and CIMA for their support in preparing and editing the report, Anriette for her precious time, and Studio B for their work with the design and layout.
We’ll keep our community updated about next steps over the DC-Sustainability over our mailing list, so join us there in case you have comments and questions or you would like to participate in the 2021 action plan.