On May 2, 2007, CIMA hosted its inaugural event at the U.S. Capitol building to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, entitled "The International Role of the Media in Exposing Corruption and Promoting Good Governance." The honorary co-hosts of this event were Senators Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), and Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Michael Pence (R-Ind.), co-founders of the Congressional Caucus for the Freedom of the Press.
Director of Global Programs and Governance at the World Bank Institute
Correspondent for Voice of America
Mauricio Herrera Ulloa
Investigative Journalist from La Nación (Costa Rica)
President of the International Center for Journalists
President of Internews
President of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
This event also launched the book Media Matters: Perspectives on Advancing Governance and Development from the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD).