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NGOs as Gatekeepers to Local Media: Networked News for Developing Countries


  • Charlie Beckett


This paper illustrates how innovations leading to networked media have the potential to support the work of non-governmental organisations engaged in development work through providing new means of achieving accountability and transparency. The trend towards new forms of participatory media does not necessarily lead to better engagement with local media, civil society or citizens in developing countries. As the analysis in this paper, suggests there is some resistance in the development community towards a deeper involvement in networked forms of journalism.

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  • Charlie Beckett, 2009. "NGOs as Gatekeepers to Local Media: Networked News for Developing Countries," EDS Discussion Papers Series edsdp021, EDS Innovation Research Programme, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepeds:edsdp021

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