African / MIRH/17 JAN 2022
Collected by Fekadu Alemu
Journalists alone cannot save journalism, and civil society activists and human rights defenders alone cannot defend civil space. This is why multi-stakeholder coalitions, as well as regional and international networks, constitute an essential pathway to identify and deliver solutions to the complex challenges confronting both media systems and civil society. Coalitions can provide opportunities for media and civil society to work in a more strategic and coordinated manner on relevant issues, and to build the political will needed to sustain progress.
The fact is, women journalists are playing a role. We just need to be better at
capturing their lived experiences, and the extent to which the environment is
enabling for them or otherwise.