• Internews: Les médias congolais en mutation

    France RDC Impact
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    (Internews' project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is covered in this article from Impact.)

    Impact : Karim Bénard-Dendé, vous êtes actuellement en charge d’Internews en République démocratique du Congo, mais ce n’est pas votre premier séjour à Kinshasa. Depuis quand travaillez-vous sur les questions relatives aux médias congolais ?

  • Rice for Radio

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    In some rural communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is no advertising market. To make ends meet, at least two radio stations are exploring creative funding models, including milling rice and renting event equipment. Their innovative business models, launched with small grants, are helping make media sustainable.

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  • In the DRC, Journalists Struggle with Threats and Self-Censorship

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Self-censorship is as big of a problem for journalists in many countries where we work as what we traditionally think of as overt, imposed censorship. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, journalists' freedom has come under attack in the period leading up to the presidential elections. In an interview, Tshivis Tshivuadi, General Secretary of Journaliste en Danger—Journalists in Danger—provides insight into the situation.

  • Local Journalists Prepare to Report on Historic Elections in DRC

    Journalists sit around a table.
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Although many technical and political issues remain under discussion by political leaders, the electoral process is progressing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ongoing decentralization process, as indicated in the 2006 Constitution but never enforced, adds confusion and uncertainty to the actual implementation of the electoral process.

  • Women in the DRC Learn to Report on Local Issues

    two men and two women sit at a table, writing.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Due to violence and poverty, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a woman. It is ranked 186th out of 187 countries on UNDP’s Gender Inequality Index.

    According to Anna Mayimona Ngemba, Director of the Congolese Union of Women in Media, only 19% of print journalists in the DRC are women. 27% of sources and voices on TV were women, 22% on radio and only 16% in print media.