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Africa: Strong Public Support for 'Watchdog' Role Backs African News Media Under Attack - allAfrica.com

4.5.16

Africa: Strong Public Support for 'Watchdog' Role Backs African News Media Under Attack - allAfrica.com: The findings, which are being released on World Press Freedom Day (May 3), show that a majority of African citizens support the media's "watchdog" role, see the media as effective in revealing government mistakes and corruption, and affirm that journalists "rarely" or "never" abuse their freedom by publishing lies.

But views on the media's role and performance vary widely by country and demographic group, and substantial proportions of the continent's population believe that governments should have the right to restrict "harmful" reporting and that the media "often" or "always" abuses its freedom by publishing lies.


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