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.

Advancing Independent journalism While Building a Modern News Business: The Case of Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini, an online news platform operating in a country of continuous and pervasive media controls, has taken advantage of a precarious space allowing comparatively free journalism on the Internet. In Malaysia, it has successfully increased demand for reliable and independent news, along with support for human rights, open government, and free expression.

Throwing the Switch: An Update on the State of the Global Transition to Digital TV Broadcasting

Check out our recent publication "Throwing the Switch: An Update on the State of the Global Transition to Digital Broadcasting," by John Burgess, a veteran journalist and author who covered the arrival of digital broadcasting for the Washington Post.

Measuring the Audience: Why It Matters to Independent News Media

Read the wrap-up of our panel discussion on Audience measurement featuring Michelle Foster, author of our recent report entitled Measuring the Audience: Why it Matters to Independent News Media and How It Can Contribute to Media Development.

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