Blog Posts By

Lyssa White

22 Dec

Year In Review: Top 5 CIMA Publications of 2021

2021 has been a dangerous year for independent media. A record number of journalists are in jail and two thirds of all coun...

16 Dec

CIMA Q&A with Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew: The Dangers of Media “Ethnification” in Ethiopia

By CIMA Staff In a year of civil war, thousands of Ethiopians have been killed, millions have been forced from their homes,...

08 Dec

Disinformation-for-hire: The Pollution of News Ecosystems and Erosion of Public Trust

Disinformation-for-hire is a booming industry in which private marketing, communications, and public relations firms are p...

10 Nov

Contracorriente: cómo un medio de comunicación hondureño sobrevive a un entorno mediático hostil

Para la versión en inglés, consulte aquí.  Las advertencias llegaron a través de intermediarios: amigos y conocidos. A...

10 Nov

Contracorriente: How One Honduran News Outlet Survives a Hostile Media Environment

For the Spanish version, see here. The warnings came through intermediaries: friends and acquaintances. Jennifer Ávila and...

14 Oct

Turning the Tide on Autocrats Starts with Supporting a Free Press

By Damon Wilson and Nicholas Benequista At a moment of existential threat to independent media in many countries, the award...

13 Oct

‘No Safe Haven’: Commercial Spyware’s Global Reach

By Samuel Woodhams New revelations about the global proliferation of commercial spyware and how it has been used to target ...

15 Sep

The New Censorship: Why Protecting Journalists Online from Harassment is Critical to Press Freedom

By Gideon Sarpong The rise of social media platforms provides many opportunities to the more than half a billion  internet...

01 Sep

Regional Collaboration in Southern Africa: Solidarity in the Age of Fragmentation

By the Media Institute of Southern Africa The landmark Windhoek Declaration, signed in Namibia in 1991, signaled Southern A...