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.

MEXICO SILENCED: IMPUNITY FOR ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS

One response to the attacks and threats that journalists are facing in some states of Mexico for their coverage of the war among drug cartels, collusion between organized crime and governments, corruption, and violence has been silence.

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.

ATTACKS ON THE PRESS: ARE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIONS FOR JOURNALISTS ADEQUATE? WHAT LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FOR THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR?

In this guest blog post, Anne Bennett responds by considering lessons for the humanitarian sector from efforts to enhance the protection of journalists in armed conflict. (Photo: Flickr/Knight Foundation)

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