Supporting local media in the Central African Republic

Jacobo Quintanilla and Jonathan Pedneault reports on the media conditions in CAR, a country that’s now divided along ethnic and religious lines that have pitted communities against one another. “It’s not just a humanitarian crisis but also an information crisis. Central Africans are living in complete darkness as they have no access to information,” says Pascal Chirha, a media expert from the Panos Institute who has lived in CAR for several years.

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