Commitment to Action

The African Media Development Initiative (AMDI)

Commitment by

BBC World Service Trust

In 2005, the BBC World Service Trust, in partnership with Internews, Reuters Foundation, Article 19, Media Institute of Southern Africa, PANOS, West African Media Foundation, and Rhodes University School of Journalism committed to developing the African Media Development Initiative, which will seek to increase the resources, duration and scale of media in Africa.

Since making the commitment they have formed partnerships with universities in Africa including Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), and the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and have secured funding for preparatory research and mapping phase from UK's Department for International Development and the Gates Foundation.

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Commitment

The African Media Development Initiative (AMDI)

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

5 years

Region

Africa, Europe

Countries

Africa, Europe

Commitment by

BBC World Service Trust

Partner(s)

Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Rhodes University, Ahmadu Bello University