Governance Journalism

Journalism, whether it be financial and business journalism or science journalism, can help ensure both companies and government-backed entities have better governance. The role the media has to play in ensuring good governance has been the theme of many conferences, including the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in 2005. It is universally agreed that a strong and independent media is essential for achieving good governance.

For example, reducing poverty through achieving sustainable development may be the key objective of programmes and good governance is central to these efforts. Good governance also helps improve other areas such as human rights; the rule of law; anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, and the media landscape.

Learning how governance journalism can make a difference to a society is the essence of this online course.