Blog Posts By

Paul Rothman

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...

10 Oct

Frame by Frame: A Powerful look at Photojournalism in Afghanistan

In one of the film’s most devastating scenes, Frame by Frame takes us to a hospital in Herat where photojournalist Farzan...

10 Sep

Politics and Rethinking Media Development

Media development has not produced the results that many had hoped for in the early promising years of the post-Soviet peri...

23 Jul

My Time at the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Earlier this month, I attended the 2015 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute – a two-week seminar that brings t...

26 Jun

Burmese Government Continues Crackdown on Media, Charges 17 More Journalists

In a week where the headlines out of Burma were dominated by the final nail on the coffin of Aung San Suu Kyi’s president...

24 Jun

Turkey Election Presents Political Opportunity to Turkish Media Sector

The election June 7 in Turkey dealt a significant blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to transform Turkey’s ...

10 Jun

Media Use in Vietnam: Findings from BBG and Gallup

The biggest takeaway from the findings of the 2015 survey of media use in Vietnam, conducted by the Broadcasting Board of G...