Where we work
Young woman in the Ugandan capital Kampala
RNW Media/Sandesh Bhugaloo

Where we work

RNW Media works in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa and in China.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, RNW Media will be working in Burundi, DRC, Mali and Rwanda. In the Middle East and North Africa, the focus will be on Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen. In Asia, the focus country will be China. These nine countries are part of RNW Media’s programme for 2017-2021, supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition, RNW Media will work in three other countries: Nigeria (with funding from AmplifyChange), Ivory Coast and Tunisia, if funding is available. RNW Media will also be working in Kenya, Uganda and India with AmplifyChange funding.

The reasoning behind the choices is simple: RNW Media aims to work in target countries where its approach is most needed and can have the greatest benefit.

In 2016, RNW Media worked in around 20 target countries where freedom of expression was under pressure. This included China and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Arab World. With a new focus on efficiency, sustainable impact, and financial independence, the organisation will now limit the number of regions to two, plus China.

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