Blog Posts By

Paul Rothman

05 Sep

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars

By Paul Rothman and Nick Benequista International assistance to media is facing an existential crisis. While there is a gro...

07 Jul

Building Coalitions for Media Reform in Africa

“Attacks on the media are the starting point of aggression, and a clear indicator that lawyers will be next.” These wer...

03 May

Indonesia Plays Host to World Press Freedom Day as Violence Against Journalists is on the Rise

In observation of World Press Freedom Day, CIMA and the International Forum for Democratic Studies will host a discussion w...

19 Sep

A Regional Consultation in Southeast Asia: Looking for Leadership

During this week’s Global Forum on Media Development (GFMD) World Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, CIMA and Deutsche Welle Ak...

11 Aug

Putting Research to Work: Scholars and Practitioners Discuss Greater Collaboration

Given the worsening climate for media across the globe, the field of media development is badly in need of new research and...

15 Mar

CIMA and Indiana University Announce New Post-doctoral Scholarship

In partnership with Indiana University’s School for Global and International Studies (SGIS), CIMA is pleased to announce ...

14 Mar

In Burma, a Chance for New Momentum on Media Reform

As Burma’s new National League of Democracy (NLD)-dominated parliament nears the selection of the country’s next presid...

25 Jan

China’s Quest for International “Discourse Influence” Threatens Media Environments in Africa

In December, South Africa played host to the China-Africa Media Summit in Cape Town, a lead-up event to the Forum on China-...

16 Nov

Toward Free and Independent Media in Latin America

CIMA is cosponsoring an international conference on the challenges to independent media in Latin America, to take place thi...