Jak snížit deficit africké žurnalistiky

V posledním čtvrtstoletí zaznamenal stav vládnutí i sdělovacích prostředků v Africe povzbudivý pokrok. Nejenže se Afrika oprostila od nejhoršího odkazu kolonialismu, ale vymanila se také z tuhých mantinelů studené války. Stará dogmata ustoupila novému pragmatismu – nové svobodě zlepšovat, experimentovat a nacházet africké odpovědi na africké problémy.

Afrika se toho za tuto dobu naučila spoustu o demokracii, její křehkosti i potenciálu. Stále více se očekává, že se vlády budou měnit pokojně, spolupracovat na regionální úrovni, přitahovat schopné a trestat zkorumpované. Pokrok navíc přesahuje úroveň vlád. Jak ve své nedávné zprávě shrnula Ekonomická komise pro Afriku: „Občanská společnost a média v posledním desetiletí demokratických reforem zesílily svůj hlas i moc.“

V mnoha oblastech, zejména v oblasti médií, však ještě stále zbývá urazit dlouhou cestu.

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