Media Sector in Mali Witnesses Steady Recovery After Devastation by Conflict (Monitoring Report)

Genre : Society news
Principal country concerned : Column : Media
Release/publication date : 2013
Published on : 20/08/2013
Source : International Media Support

In May and June, about 25 out of 57 radio stations and newspapers that suffered closure during the 2012 armed rebellion and subsequent conflict in Mali have reopened, says the report published by the IMS-supported Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA).

In the northeastern Gao region, about 13 out of 21 radio stations affected by the crisis, have resumed broadcasting while five newspapers have re-appeared on the newsstands. In Timbuktu, about 10 radio stations have reopened.

The report also notes that no significant attacks against journalists have taken place between May and June, and that journalists in most parts of the country are now able to go about their duties with minimal or no fear of harassments (...)

Read the full report [here]


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