Cote d’Ivoire media and telecoms guide updated

Côte d’Ivoire is relapsing into civil war following a disputed presidential election in November 2010. Nearly half a million people have fled their homes, triggering a major humanitarian crisis.

 

infoasaid prepared and circulated a Media and Telecoms Landscape Guide of Côte d’Ivoire in November 2010 to help aid agencies establish two-way communications with disaster-affected populations in the event of just such an emergency.<--break->

We have now updated the Cote d’Ivoire guide to take account of fast moving developments in the local media environment up to March 2011.

 

Fighting has broken out in Abidjan and in the volatile west of the country. More than 400 people have been killed and the security situation continues to deteriorate.

 

90,000 Ivorians have sought refuge across the border in Liberia.

 

There is a serious danger of Côte d’Ivoire plunging into a prolonged and bloody civil war which could destabilise its neighbours.

 

Download the updated version of infoasaid Côte d'Ivoire Media and Telecommunications Landscape guide (.pdf).