IOG Policy Brief No. 16: Beyond Bylines: Engaging the News Media in Urban Governance

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Author: Zachariah Ezekiel

This policy brief examines the media's role in local governance as experienced in IOG's South Asia Media and Governance Network Programme. Focusing on the weak 'consumer culture' among the urban poor, and poor relations between local media and local government, the paper discusses the challenges and the opportunities of engaging the media in local governance programmes.

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Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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