Access to information is a fundamental freedom. That’s the central theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day.
But beyond simply growing access to information, we need a reduction in global information poverty for the world’s most vulnerable and underserved populations.
South Sudan is one of the places experiencing information poverty. Only a very few South Sudanese have regular access to TV, radio, mobiles, newspapers, or the internet. Yet, a majority believe that information can reduce conflict.