Official Development Assistance for Media: Figures and Findings

CIMA's latest report, in partnership with the OECD, examines the recent history of major donor support for media, using snapshots of recent OECD data to paint a picture of how industrialized democracies have sought to incorporate this issue within the broader development architecture.

CIMA Launches Media Development Support Donor Survey

CIMA is launching a Media Development Support Donor Survey to identify donor priorities and trends and to help paint a broad picture of the media development support landscape. CIMA will publish a series of summaries of donor support profiles, and conclude with a report synthesizing the findings. The project is co-sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.


On Thursday, March 26, police and lawyers from Zimbabwe’s largest mobile phone operator raided The Source’s office, going through e-mails and other documents and downloading them onto a flash drive, the Reuters news agency reported.

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What is Media Development?

The term “media development” refers to evolution and change in the fields of news media and communications. This evolution can be stimulated by donor support, private investment, or indigenous processes of change led by media owners, managers, journalists, or other players such as media industry associations, or other collective efforts.


Press Freedom Scores


In the lead up to CIMA's event, Creating Sustainable Media Systems in the Balkans, check out the trends in Serbia's press freedom scores. (All scores were adjusted to a 1-100 scale)

  • IREX
  • FH
  • RSF