CIMA's Mission Statement

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.

Enough with Whispering about Media Freedom

For any ordinary person, engaging in discussion with the world’s most powerful leader feels close to impossible. But I experienced the impossible when I met President Barack Obama on World Press Freedom Day to speak about media restrictions in Ethiopia.

STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM: MALI’S PRESS ENVIRONMENT

For many years Mali boasted one of Africa's most liberal media environments. Unfortunately, recent civil conflict has undermined political stability in the country. Check out our latest guest post from one of the National Endowment for Democracy's current Reagan-Fascell Fellows, Malian ICT specialist Tidiani Togola, as he dissects the strengths and weaknesses of the media in his home country.

CHAMPIONING PRESS FREEDOM: AFRICAN JOURNALISTS PUSH BACK AGAINST REPRESSION

As part of its observation of World Press Freedom Day, the Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to release Championing Press Freedom: African Journalists Push Back Against Repression, by veteran media consultant and Africa expert Mary Myers.

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