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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.

NEW REPORT: THE “DARK SIDE” OF MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

Distorted and biased information, propaganda, self-censorship, and exclusion of minority voices are only some of the features of the “dark side” of media, as discussed in the latest publication from Deutsche Welle Akademie, co-authored by Jan Lublinski of DWA, Sacha Meuter of Fondation Hirondelle, and CIMA’s own Mark Nelson.

Global Journalism Education: A Missed Opportunity for Media Development?

The Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to release Global Journalism Education: A Missed Opportunity for Media Development? by long-time university journalism educator Charles C. Self.

This is the first in a series of occasional briefing papers entitled "CIMA Insights," which will present the research and informed views of experts in various aspects of the media development field.

BURMESE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES CRACKDOWN ON MEDIA, CHARGES 17 MORE JOURNALISTS

In a week where the headlines out of Burma were dominated by the final nail on the coffin of Aung San Suu Kyi’s presidential ambitions, little attention is being paid to the government’s all-out assault on the independent media company Eleven Media Group.

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