African Media Tasked to Promote Good Governance

Media owners and editors, joined by government ministers and civil society activists, are meeting in Dakar at the 5th annual African Media Leaders Forum. AllAfrica and its publishing partners report on proceedings in English and French.

Amadou Mahtar Ba, chief executive officer of the African Media Initiative and chair of AllAfrica Global Media.

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