Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Research James Deane, originally posted September 14 2017 - On the International Day of Democracy, James Deane sets out six ways in which a resurgent public interest media can help improve accountability and foster transparency.
Strategies being used to improve accountability and foster transparency are not working well enough.
Corruption is on the rise, people do not feel that traditional institutions are delivering effective accountability, and there is a decline in trust in institutions as a whole. Authoritarianism and populism are resurgent.
The solutions to these challenges are huge but I want to set out six things which need to happen if democracy support is to become more effective.