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The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is dedicated to improving U.S. efforts to promote independent media in developing countries around the world.

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Who we are:

The Center for International Media Assistance is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world.

What we do:

The Center provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies.

CIMA convenes donors, implementers, academics, journalists and other stakeholders in the media development community. Housed at the National Endowment for Democracy, CIMA coordinates working groups and discussions, and commissions reports and commentary on critical issues to the field.

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.
(Photo by Adolfo Lujan/Flickr)

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.

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