Fesmedia Africa’s political and policy advisory and education work include;
Focus is given to a more regional and continental approach while involving partners at the local level in order to harness the potential of south-south learning and regional frameworks that can be domesticated and contextualized at national levels. Fesmedia Africa strives to establish an innovative link between capacity building for governments and civil society actors and political/policy advice at national and regional levels. The following lines of action are prioritized:
Fesmedia Africa has developed, published, and provided advice in the implementation of training manuals such as our ICT Policy Handbook, our Freedom of expression and media regulation handbook, our Right to Information in Africa manual, and our Voices with Purposes manual on communication strategies for development and social change.
Fesmedia Africa and partners have identified four major themes that will shape interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, which Fesmedia Africa is spearheading, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders, namely Digital Rights, Access to Information, Data Protection, and Media Diversity and Viability. We envisage supporting the following:
Fesmedia Africa offers two sponsored online courses on the Right to Information for Government/Public Officials (Supply Side) and for Civil Society and Journalists (Demand Side). The courses were developed in cooperation with the Centre for Law (CLD) and Democracy and Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), and they introduce participants to the Right to Information and legal frameworks that protect this right. These courses are designed to build the capacity of both governments and civil society to advance the right to information and access to information as a facilitative right for other fundamental human rights and democracy in Africa.