Annual Report 2017



Helping media organisations in the countries in the South understand and take ownership of development issues constitutes one of CFI’s pillars of action. In order to monitor the implementation of development policies in the long term, the media has a vital role to play in the citizen-led control of public initiatives, as illustrated by the Citizen Dialogues and Open Data Media 2 projects in Africa.

Citizen Dialogues

In many African countries, civil society has expressed a desire to participate actively in public life. Citizen Dialogues is helping to realise these aspirations by providing specific aid for the media, particularly in Burkina Faso and Guinea.

Open Data Medias 2

Despite the recent progress, journalists from French-speaking Africa still lack the skills to transform open data into a key tool of accountability and citizen-led control of public initiatives in their countries. Open Data Media 2 […]


In 2016, CFI was entrusted with the media component of the Qudra project – a programme led by Expertise France and mainly financed by the European Union – which ensures the collection and dissemination of […]