Engaging with media fraternity including individual journalists, is an important strategy of the Green & Inclusive Energy Program. Journalists put topics on the agenda, steer the debate and enhance transparency and accountability. The program supports independent journalism in different ways; from organizing training and fellowships to opening doors to (inter)national platforms.
In order to strengthen this work and learn from previous activities, we wrote this learning paper. It provides an overview of our work with media and independent journalists and consolidates best practices and lessons learnt. It is structured into four parts. Part 1 describes the rationale behind this work. Part 2 outlines activities undertaken in countries and on international level. Part 3 describes results and provides insights and lessons with regards to these results and challenges encountered. Part 4 brings everything together and concludes with follow up opportunities and ideas.