The guide was proudced in the context of shrinking civic space and media while civil society organisations are facing increasing threats. However, civil society is responding by finding new and innovative ways to maintain space. New media or social media has become an effective, accessible tool for active citizen participation and engagement.
The guide is structured in three sections, providing information about the toolkit and introductory background on civic space, outlining key concepts for reporting civic space, including what makes a story newsworthy, and unpacking gender balanced reporting and the three fundamental freedoms associated with civic space, and offers stories ideas.
The guide is available in English, Spanish, and French.