Center for International Media Assistance


Journalists security in the digital world: a survey - are we using the right tools?

This survey of journalists around the world asked them about their use of digital tools for their security. This survey was designed to address both tools for physical protection as well as digital security.

The politics of media development: funding, global, sustainability

The media development community must rethink its approaches to public sector engagement in efforts to improve the environment for media systems in emerging and fragile democracies. Overview In the field of media development, the public sector is often viewed as a barrier to the development...

Advancing independent journalism while building a modern news business: the case of Malaysiakini

The example of a credible and sustainable independent online news operation in Malaysia suggests there are opportunities for online journalism in dozens of countries that restrict and control traditional media activities. Overview Malaysiakini, an online news platform operating in a country of continuous and pervasive...

Throwing the switch: an update on the state of the global transition to digital TV broadcasting

This report finds that the transition to digital broadcasting, which has the power to bring new views and voices to the television airwaves, has yet to deliver those benefits in many developing countries. Introduction A technology transition that has the power to bring new views...

Telling it straight: how trustworthy government information promotes better media

This report argues that much of the millions of dollars in international aid that the U.S. government spends annually to build the capacities of journalists around the world can be wasted unless the capacities of government officials to communicate openly are also improved. Introduction In...