In Angola, BBC Media Action works with Radio Ecclesia to produce governance programming that aims to provide a forum for citizens to participate in governance discussions and increase public perceptions of an accountable and transparent government. BC Media Action trains staff at Radio Ecclesia in production and journalism skills, including how to investigate issues impartially and present information that is useful to the audience. Staff at Radio Ecclesia said the training has enabled them to report issues critically and fairly and has shown them the importance of getting officials to answer citizens’ concerns. A total of 82% of regular listeners to the governance programme 100 Duvidas said it is good or very good at raising awareness of ordinary citizen problems. A 71% of regular listeners said the programmes are effective or very effective at making local government pay more attention to problems that the people care about.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. A National Conversation: Governance and media in Angola. BBC Media Action, UK (2012) 2 pp.