The media plays a pivotal role in the dissemination of free speech, the strengthening of democracy, economic development, accountability and political discourse in countries across the globe. Sourcefabric has closely examined the needs of independent media through our direct involvement with a range of media worldwide, as well as our engagement with international expert networks such as the Online News Association, the Global Forum for Media Development and Hacks/Hackers.
Media development is important in assisting independent media in making the transition from short-term editorial independence to long-term sustainability. They are in need of tailored multi-platform strategies that reflect local context and in-country infrastructure and need the ability to innovate at a pace that outstrips competition from better-resourced organisations.
Sourcefabric is able to provide the most modern tools for independent media in both developed and developing countries. This is unique among media development organisations worldwide.