In Burkina Faso, villagers can get weather and climate information via text (Video from TV5 Monde)Read more
Through the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Program, implemented in a consortium led by Christian Aid with Intermon Oxfam, Action Contre La Faim, Kings College London and Meteo Burkina, Internews is increasing the availability and quality of relevant information on climate variability and change at the local and national level by building the capacity of the media – mainly radio – and deploying innovative tools to facilitate broad access to weather-focused information, working with local radio partners, mentoring media outlets and training local capacities. Burkina Faso’s political landscape changed dramatically on October 31, 2014, when President Blaise Compaoré stepped down after nearly three decades in power and fled the country.
Organisations supporting media development and the protection of freedom of information launch a message of support for Burkinabè media
The organisations signing this communiqué, all currently engaged in supporting and accompanying Burkinabè media, wish to congratulate Burkina Faso media – and more broadly the people of Burkina – which have shown the greatest courage in recent days when they were seriously threatened.