Are Donors Taking the Journalism Crisis Seriously? An Analysis of Official Aid to Media 2010–2019

To secure the future of independent journalism, international aid is critical. And yet, the international assistance community is not meeting the needs of a sector in danger of extinction. Support for media has languished at 0.3 percent of total official development assistance.

Digital Trust Initiatives: Seeking to Reward Journalistic Ethics Online

What can be done to restore public trust and improve the financial viability of independent journalism when news dissemination is increasingly mediated by digital platforms? Digital trust initiatives provide one possible solution.

Chilling Legislation: Tracking the Impact of “Fake News” Laws on Press Freedom Internationally

As an increasing number of countries have passed legislation meant to combat the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information, journalists and news organizations around the world are getting caught in the crosshairs.

Tracking Media Development Donor Funding

International donors, both public and private, play an essential role in media development worldwide. Visit our Media Development Donor Profiles page for all of CIMA’s research on donor funding levels and strategic priorities.

What is Media Development?

The term “media development” refers to evolution and change in the fields of news media and communications. This evolution can be stimulated by donor support, private investment, or indigenous processes of change led by media owners, managers, journalists, or other players such as media industry associations, or other collective efforts.

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