Addressing Mistrust Between Humanitarians and Local Media

Baseline Report Reveals Mistrust Between Local Media and Aid Workers in Central African Republic

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(credit: Internews)

A report commissioned by Internews as part of its project, Integrating Local Media and ICTs into Humanitarian Response in CAR, funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, explores the perception of the information environment in CAR and the interaction between affected communities, media, and humanitarians. Through interviews with local journalists, aid workers, and local residents, the report reveals a context of distrust between journalists and humanitarians and a disparity in perception of quality and impartiality of local media.

The report explores recommendations and tools to improve connections and build trust between media and the humanitarian community.

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