In Lebanon, media coverage is restricted to urban areas with little coverage of rural localities and their issues, which leaves people out of the development matrix as their issues get no or limited attention from relevant stakeholders. This project monitored media coverage of rural areas in Lebanon and sensitize media outlets towards giving greater priority to rural issues. By doing so it will influence public opinion regarding the news from the margins of society and advocate for changes in public policies. A study was conducted by a team of media monitors in line with the methodology guidelines of WACC. The results of this study have been published and disseminated to media outlets and non-governmental organizations working in rural areas.
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