Amplifying Accountability

Promoting good governance by strengthening independent media

Independent media plays a critical role in a functioning and accountable government—as a watchdog on corruption and a driver of civic discourse.

Informed by our research with media organizations around the world, as well as our expertise in digital and mobile technologies, Reboot works with media actors to understand and engage audiences, develop sustainable business models, and produce high-quality data-driven journalism.

Our holistic approach to media development seeks to strengthen the ecosystem that supports independent media by connecting media organizations with civil society and government reformers. More effective in collaboration than in isolation, these groups acting together are a powerful force to amplify accountability for all.

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People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa

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Editorial Decisions, Economic Decisions

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Zack Brisson will attend Bloomberg’s Africa Business Media Innovators conference on using data for successful business and financial journalism in Africa.


Reboot and BBC Media Action will host a dynamic conversation with media, development agencies, and donors on the role of media in Nigeria’s governance.


Panthea Lee will share Reboot’s approach to tackling thorny governance problems, and the role (and limitations) of technology in doing so, at Singularity University.


We are excited to announce the launch of a new report, “People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa,” supported by the Omidyar Network.


Nicole Anand will present on our work with media users in West Africa at TICTec, The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference.