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Last modified: December 5, 2010, 2:42 PM
MediaGlobal was launched in January 2006 as a nonprofit media company designed to create awareness in the global media of the suffering of the 10 poorest countries in Africa about issues of poverty, disease, hunger and earth changes. In October MediaGlobal and the United Nations launched the Global Media Compact. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a signatory of the Global Media Compact.
MediaGlobal seeks the media's assistance through the Global Media Compact, a seven-point program to raise the profile of these 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, and Sierra Leone (Based on the Human Development Index researched by the United Nations Development Program).