• 04.08.2020

    Have you got what it takes?

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has 20 country offices. Alongside the national projects, regional programs work on central...

  • 16.06.2020

    Press Briefing for Virtual Launch of Nigeria's African Media Barometer 2019 - 2 June 2020

    If you missed the panel discussion, please watch the recording here: www.facebook.com/watch/

  • 08.06.2020

    Access To Information for Participatory Democracy

    With many thanks to our wonderful moderator and panelists, we are happy to say that this public discussion was indeed fruitful - there can be no doubt...

  • 27.05.2020

    Free Wits Online Course, “Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa”, Starts 21 June 2020.

    We want to let you know about the free, seven-week Wits University online course, “Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Africa”, aimed at...


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Our Themes

Robust legal standards, frameworks and instruments

Robust legal standards, frameworks and instruments

The rights to freedom of expression, freedom of information and media freedom allow people to actively take part in and contribute to social, cultural and political life in their societies.

Effective implementation of legal frameworks

Effective implementation of legal frameworks

The adoption of robust legal frameworks and instruments is, by itself, not enough for the enjoyment of rights. What is established on paper must still be realised in practice.

Media resilience and effective communication

Media resilience and effective communication

A healthy media landscape is one which is resilient and responsive to the dynamic and ever-evolving social, political and economic conditions of its context.

  • African Media Barometer

    Our flagship African Media Barometer provides a home grown analysis of the health of the media landscape across 31 countries in Africa.


  • Breakfast Meeting

    The breakfast meetings aim to enable civil society and other actors to articulate, represent and advance their interests and causes to effectively influence policies and policy-making.


Our Libraries

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issue papers

Training Manuals

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training manuals


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AMB Publications

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