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.

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.

World Press Freedom Day: JOURNALISM ON THE OFFENSIVE IN AFRICA

Watch our panels from World Press Freedom Day! We brought some of the leading independent journalists in Africa to highlight their resistance against repressive governments throughout the continent. The daylong event featured panels on digital media, investigative journalism, and the international community’s role on the continent. It concluded with the premiere of a film produced by the Nairobi-based InformAction, entitled Guidebook to Impunity.

STANDARDIZING CENSORSHIP: THE WORLD’S 10 MOST CENSORED COUNTRIES

The Committee to Protect Journalists analyzes the global trends in press freedom each year, chronicling both individual stories and broader institutional frameworks that prohibit the free flow of information from journalists to citizens.

THE STATE OF MEDIA IN AFRICA: PROGRESS FOR PRESS FREEDOM?

African journalists don’t have it easy, and the continuing assaults on press freedom across the continent are cause for concern. But not enough focus has been given to the real progress that journalists have made in Africa, often due to remarkable courage, persistence and creativity. The upcoming CIMA conference this week is intended to address this gap.

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