Blog Posts By

Paul Rothman

17 Apr

Holding the Line: An Interview with Tanya Hamada on the State of Independent Media and Democratic Governance in the Philippines

The last two years have been a tumultuous period for Filipino democracy. Since the People Power Revolution in 1986, the Ph...

29 Nov

Indonesian Cyber Media Association: Collective Action for Digital Challenges

Independent news producers in Indonesia say the dominant platforms for digital content distribution, namely Facebook and Go...

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...