Investment In Brief:
- At a meeting held by the African Development Bank to discuss « Media and the Financial Crisis », Spectrum TV Director General, Mactar Silla He underscored that contrary to some perceptions, never has an issue been covered by the African media like the global financial crisis. He however said that the African media should not serve as a sound box for the West. Faced with a multitude of information, journalists must play an accompanying role. “We must be governance watchdogs, while taking note of bad practices and good examples,” he said. Regarding this, he said, institutions such as the AfDB must serve as providers of quality information and know-how that would enable journalists better play their roles. Silla concluded by saying that the media should be structures with the capacity to analyze and investigate.