ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

This new CIMA report examines how media development organizations are helping to change by training reporters and citizens to cover environmental news and issues; support investigations; and create innovative ways to gather information, present environmental data, and engage the public.

NEGOTIATING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION - By Guest Contributor Raza Rumi

The unresolved debate on freedom of expression was reignited when Islamic militants killed 14 staffers of French magazine Charlie Hebdo last January, ostensibly for the cartoons that offended Muslim sentiments. Earlier this year, two secular bloggers were hacked to death in Bangladesh. In other countries such as Russia and Iran, writers and journalists languish in prisons on similar charges. The intersection of faith, politics, and history has influenced the global debates on the “limits” to freedom.
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THE NEXT BILLION: INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM USA

So what will be the obstacles to getting just the next billion online? The question was debated at the annual U.S. Internet Governance Forum in Washington, and will be the subject of another round of debates at the Global Internet Governance Forum in Brazil later this year.

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.

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Press Freedom Scores

Azerbaijan

Happy Azerbaijan National Press Day! Unfortunately, there's very little to celebrate these days. Take a look at what the major indices on press freedom have to say about the country's media environment. (Scores are adjusted to a 0-100 scale)

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