Podcast: Where is the money? Financing African media

2021-10-08. Join us for the latest episode of The Backstory Media Freedom podcast as we explore how African media companies are finding innovative ways of coping – and thriving – in the midst of huge economic uncertainty.

by Andrew Heslop | October 8, 2021

In a time of exceptional crisis for newsrooms and media companies everywhere, African media is facing huge financial challenges. But this time of uncertainty is also forcing media companies to find innovative ways of coping. Where is the money coming from, and how is the digital transition helping – or hindering – a future economic model?

In this episode, we look at the struggles that African media companies are confronting, and the solutions they are finding.

Featured in this episode:

  • Charles Kanamugire, Managing Director, Kigali Today, Rwanda
  • Lisa MacLeod, publishing consultant, FT Strategies and former head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group in South Africa
  • Alexander Owino, financial expert, Kenya

For more resources and tips visit WAN-IFRA’s press freedom page.

The Backstory production team is Andrew Heslop, Mariona Sanz, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who edited and mixed the episode.

Music in this episode: Sal by Xylo-Ziko.

Andrew Heslop

Executive Director, Press Freedom

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